Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider by Satnam VirdeeRacism, Class and the Racialized Outsider by Satnam Virdee

Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider

bySatnam Virdee

Paperback | June 24, 2014

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Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider offers an original perspective on the significance of both racism and anti-racism in the making of the English working class. While racism became a powerful structuring force within this social class from as early as the mid-Victorian period, this book also traces the episodic emergence of currents of working class anti-racism. Through an insistence that race is central to the way class works, this insightful text demonstrates not only that the English working class was a multi-ethnic formation from the moment of its inception but that racialized outsiders - Irish Catholics, Jews, Asians and the African diaspora - often played a catalytic role in the collective action that helped fashion a more inclusive and democratic society.

Satnam Virdee is Professor of Sociology at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Title:Racism, Class and the Racialized OutsiderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.02 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230551645

ISBN - 13:9780230551640


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Class, nation and the racialized outsider
3. Racism and the contradictions of socialist nationalism
4. Race, Empire and its discontents
5. Class war, racist riots and Communism
6. Racism: from the welfare settlement to Enoch Powell
7. Socialists, anti-racism and working class bifurcation
8. Municipal anti-racism and Black Self-organization
9. Conclusion 

Editorial Reviews

"A remarkable study of the interplay between racism and anti-racism in shaping the contours of working class organization and struggle in England. It is a nuanced and sophisticated contribution both to the empirical account of this historical trajectory, and to our theoretical understanding of the mutually constitutive character of race and class." – Erik Olin Wright, Vilas Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA, and Past-President, American Sociological Association "A serious and conceptually sophisticated analysis of key aspects of racism and anti-racism in the contemporary environment. Its combination of history and sociology makes it somewhat unique and it has no obvious competitor at the present time." – John Solomos, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK "Virdee's inspiring and historically wide-ranging account of the hidden role played by racialized minorities in the formative moments of English labour history sets a new benchmark in work on race and class." – Verity Burgmann, Professor Emerita, Monash University, Australia "This pathbreaking and cogently written book is a major contribution to our historical understanding of racism and working class politics in England." - Rodolfo D. Torres, University of California, Irvine, USA