From subtle discrimination in everyday life and scandals in politics, to incidents like lynchings in the American South, cultural imperialism, and 'ethnic cleansing', racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. But what actually is race? How has racism come to be so firmly established? Why do so few people actually admit to being racist? How are race, ethnicity, and xenophobia related?
Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject of racism and explore its history, science, and culture. It sheds light not only on how racism has evolved
since its earliest beginnings, but will also explore the numerous embodiments of racism, highlighting the paradox of its survival, despite the scientific discrediting of the notion of 'race' with the latest advances in genetics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors
combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
1: Racism and racists: some conundrums
2: Fear of the dark? : blacks, Jews and barbarians
3: Beyond the pale: scientific racism, the nation and the politics of colour
4: Imperialism, eugenics and the Holocaust
5: The case against scientific racism
6: New racisms?
7: Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction and commitment
8: Beyond institutional racism: 'race', class and gender in the USA and Britain
Conclusions: prospects for a post-racial future
Series: Very Short Introductions
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd March 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.0
Weight (kg): 0.18