Racism

Paperback | November 15, 1999

EditorMartin Bulmer, John Solomos

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W. E. B. DuBois wrote in 1903 that `the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line - the relation of the darker to the lighter races in Asia and Africa, in America and in the islands of the sea'. As the century draws to its close, this remains true; if anything thesalience of race and racism in all its manifestations has grown in the recent past. The last few years have witnessed a growth in academic interest in racism, and in related issues such as nationalism and ethnicity, as well as an increasing general awareness of various kinds of racial conflict andviolence in a range of countries and regions across the globe. This Reader provides a critical overview of the historical development and contemporary forms of racist ideas and institutions. It brings together material from different theoretical perspectives in an attempt to make sense of the way inwhich racism has exerted such a powerful influence on the history of humanity.

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How important is your racial, ethnic or national identity to youHow important is your racial, ethnic or national identity to you? How far would you go to protect it? Although many people believe that racism no longer exists the way it did 100 years ago, the fact is that the playing field on which we live is far from level. Martin Bulme...

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W. E. B. DuBois wrote in 1903 that `the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line - the relation of the darker to the lighter races in Asia and Africa, in America and in the islands of the sea'. As the century draws to its close, this remains true; if anything thesalience of race and racism in all its manifesta...

Martin Bulmer is Foundation Fund Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is the editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies, in which he has been involved since 1988. His most recent book is Citizenship Today, edited with Tony Rees (1996) and he is Academic Director of the Question Bank, part of the ESRC Centre for Applied Soci...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Racist Ideas; Institutional Forms of Racism: slavery, imperialism and colonialism; Racism in the twentieth century; Racist Movements; Theories of Racism; Racism and the State; Anti-Racism; The Future of Racism; Notes; Select Bibliography.

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How important is your racial, ethnic or national identity to youHow important is your racial, ethnic or national identity to you? How far would you go to protect it? Although many people believe that racism no longer exists the way it did 100 years ago, the fact is that the playing field on which we live is far from level. Martin Bulmer and John Solomos offer readers a selection of critical, insightful and thought-provoking essays that approach the topic from all sides in Racism.

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`They have done an excellent job in trying to introduce the student to the complex and ubiquitous nature of global racism.'Ethical and Racial Studies Vol 24 No 3.