Why is there a resurgence of racism in contemporary societies? How do ideas about race and ethnicity serve to construct forms of social and political identity? These are some of the key questions addressed in this important book. Drawing on comparative sources, this study analyses some of the most important aspects of racism within the context of contemporary social relations, introducing both students and practitioners to questions of key importance in the study of racism.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
'...the kind of book that can only be written by sociologists who have a consummate understanding of the field...This is a compact book, accessibly written, complete with a guide to further reading...which is bound to be an invaluable source for students in the sociology of 'race and ethnicity.' - Sociological Review 'The main strength of the book lies in the fact that it successfully draws together literatures which all too often remain separated, and that it presents complex theoretical and historical material in an accessible manner, but without oversimplification.' - Political Studies