Author: Albert Memmi
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816631650
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
View: 7456
Albert Memmi's controversial statements about racism and his call to each of us to devote ourselves to its eradication--futile though this effort will be--are straightforward and lucid, yet also powerful and universal. In this remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of contemporary life, Memmi investigates racism as social pathology--a cultural disease that prevails because it allows one segment of society to empower itself at the expense of another. By turns historical, sociological, and autobiographical, Racism moves beyond individual prejudice to engage the broader questions of collective behavior and social responsibility. Book jacket.

White Racism

The Basics
Author: Joe R. Feagin,Hernan Vera,Pinar Batur
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415924618
Category: Social Science
Page: 292
View: 2568
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415171199
Category: Social Science
Page: 193
View: 5619
Anti-Racism is an introductory text, based on source material from around the world, that explains the roots and describes the practice of anti-racism in Western and non-Western societies from Britain and the USA to Malaysia and Peru.

From Terrone to Extracomunitario

New Manifestations of Racism in Contemporary Italian Cinema : Shifting Demographics and Changing Images in a Multi-cultural Globalized Society
Author: Grace Russo Bullaro
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848761767
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 410
View: 7611
With the emergence of immigration in the last thirty years, and the arrival into Italy of people of different races and colors, the bigotry, racism and pernicious stereotypes that have been present since the nation was created in 1861, especially those expressing the North-South divide, have acquired new relevance and stronger dimensions. Bigotry, racism and pernicious stereotypes, present in Italian society are examined through its cinema. This volume offers an informative, challenging and thought-provoking mosaic.

Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland

Author: Bryan Fanning
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064715
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 1578
In the last decade Irish society has visibly changed with the emergence of new immigrant communities of black and ethnic minorities. Argues that Ireland was never immune from the racist ideologies that governed relationships between the 'west and the rest' despite a history of colonialanti-Irish racism. Draws upon a number of academic disciplines, focusing on the relationship between ideological forms of racism and its consequences upon black and ethnic minorities. Sets out an invaluable critique of racism in Irish society. Chapters on nation-building, Ireland's response to theHolocaust, refugees and asylum seekers, the politics of Traveller exclusion and multiculturalism in Ireland examine the mechanics of exclusion resulting from institutional racism within political.


A Global Reader
Author: Kevin Reilly,Stephen Kaufman,Angela Bodino
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765610607
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 9504
Racism has existed throughout the world for centuries and has been at the root of innumerable conflicts and human tragedies, including war, genocide, slavery, bigotry, and discrimination. Defined broadly, racism has had many forms and effects, from caste prejudice in India and mass extermination in Tasmania to slavery in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe. Put simply, racism has been one of the overriding forces in world history for more than a millennium. This book provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of twelve parts and fifty-one articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years. It includes three types of articles: original documents, scholarly essays, and journalistic accounts.

Tackling the Roots of Racism

Lessons for Success
Author: Reena Bhavnani,Heidi Safia Mirza,Veena Meetoo
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861347749
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
View: 3703
Thirty years after the Race Relations Act, racism remains endemic in British society. How successful have policy measures been in addressing the causes of racism? What lessons can we learn from countries outside Britain? This important and timely book reviews the evidence and asks 'what really works?'.

Race, Racism, and Science

Social Impact and Interaction
Author: John P. Jackson,Nadine M. Weidman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813537368
Category: Science
Page: 403
View: 7042
Since the eighteenth century when natural historians created the idea of distinct racial categories, scientific findings on race have been a double-edged sword. For some antiracists, science holds the promise of one day providing indisputable evidence to help eradicate racism. On the other hand, science has been enlisted to promote racist beliefs ranging from a justification of slavery in the eighteenth century to the infamous twentieth-century book, The Bell Curve, whose authors argued that racial differences in intelligence resulted in lower test scores for African Americans. This well-organized, readable textbook takes the reader through a chronological account of how and why racial categories were created and how the study of “race” evolved in multiple academic disciplines, including genetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. In a bibliographic essay at the conclusion of each of the book's seven sections, the authors recommend primary texts that will further the reader's understanding of each topic. Heavily illustrated and enlivened with sidebar biographies, this text is ideal for classroom use.

Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy

Author: Andrew Valls
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801472749
Category: Philosophy
Page: 293
View: 5354
An innovative, substantial intervention in critical race theory, this book brings together an impressive roster of thinkers to trace the question of race in modern philosophical inquiry and explore its influence on contemporary philosophy.

Daily Racism

The Press and Black People in Britain
Author: Paul Gordon,David Rosenberg
Publisher: N.A
Category: Blacks
Page: 73
View: 1204

Racism, Culture, Markets

Author: John Gabriel
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415094924
Category: Art
Page: 212
View: 5891
Racism, Culture, Markets explores the connections between cultural representations of `race' and their historical, institutional and global forms of expression and impact. John Gabriel examines the current fixation with market place philosophies in terms of the crisis in anti-racist politics and concern over questions of cultural identity. He explores issues such as the continuing relevance of terms like `black' as a basis for self definition; the need to think about identities in more fluid and complex ways, and the need to develop a much more explicit discussion of the construction of whiteness and white identities. Racism, Culture, Markets brings together a range of historical and contemporary case studies including the Rushdie affair; the Gulf War; debates around fostering, adoption and domestic violence; separate schooling; the service economy and its employment practices; tourism in the Third World; the Bhopal chemical disaster and racism in the new Europe. His case studies also consider the role played by contemporary media and popular culture in these debates, including film, television, music and the press.

Institutional Racism

A Primer on Theory and Strategies for Social Change
Author: Shirley Better
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742560161
Category: Social Science
Page: 221
View: 1222
In the United States the economic exploitation of non-white groups has included the reliance on African American slave labor by Southern plantation owners, the systematic removal of Native Americans from their homelands to make room for white settlers, and the relegation of non-white workers to the most low-paid, dangerous and dirty jobs. Through numerous examples Shirley Better demonstrates that racism is embedded within the fabric of American society, restricting equal access to educational opportunities, employment, and housing. Having outlined the causes and effects of institutional racism, the Better presents numerous strategies for individuals and groups to combat this pervasive social problem.

Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ali Rattansi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192805908
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
View: 4474
Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This Very Short Introduction demystifies the subject and explores its history, science, and culture.Shedding light on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, and examining the notion of race from a modern genetic viewpoint, Ali Rattansi considers the numerous embodiments of racism - from ethnic cleansing and cultural imperialism to discrimination in politics and everyday life.

Anti-racism in European Football

Fair Play for All
Author: Christos Kassimeris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739126127
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
View: 6866
Anti-Racism in European Football: Fair Play for All challenges the issue of racism in European football, identifies the causes of the problem, and seeks its remedy.

Perspectives on Racism and the Human Services Sector

A Case for Change
Author: Carl E. James
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802077790
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
View: 829
Today's social services agencies are faced with the challenge of responding to the diverse needs and expectations of a growing multicultural population. This volume examines race and racism in Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives and explores the extent to which these factors operate within social services systems related to immigration, settlement, the justice system, health, and education. The contributors, including practitioners, educators, and policy makers, argue for specific changes in current approaches to service delivery and provide practical suggestions for services that make it possible for various communities to be served more effectively. The collection also proposes an anti-racism approach to service provision to produce a system that is beneficial to all Canadians, particularly Aboriginals and racial and ethnic minorities.

Racism, a world issue

Author: Edmund Davison Soper
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 8957

Marxist Theory, Black/African Specificities, and Racism

Author: Babacar Camara
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739165712
Category: Political Science
Page: 152
View: 5756
This book sheds a radical light on the issue of race, showing that social and racist discourses are ideological and political mystifications masking exploitation. It deals with substantive issues that have the potential to enhance our understanding how Marxist theory can be quite useful in interpreting the race paradigm.

White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588260321
Category: Political Science
Page: 223
View: 1325
Is a racial structure still firmly in place in the United States? White Supremacy and Racism answers that question with an unequivocal yes, describing a contemporary system that operates in a covert, subtle, institutional, and superficially nonracial fash on. Assessing the major perspectives that social analysts have relied on to explain race and racial relations, Bonilla-Silva labels the post-civil rights ideology as color-blind racism: a system of social arrangements that maintain white privilege at all levels. His analysis of racial politics in the United States makes a compelling argument for a new civil rights movement rooted in the race-class needs of minority masses, multiracial in character - and focused on attaining substantive rather than formal equality.

Race and Racism in Literature

Author: Charles E. Wilson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328206
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 154
View: 3357
Analyzes prejudice as a literary theme in a selection of noteworthy works, including discrimination against African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans.