Red Racisms: Racism in Communist and Post-Communist Contexts

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

byIan Law

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Racism in the Soviet Union and in other Communist contexts has frequently been denied and ignored. This is the first book to provide an analysis of racism and racialization in Communist and post-Communist contexts. It opens up debates about both the relationship between racism and communism and the racial logics at work, how they have come into being and how they have changed in the contemporary world. This is a major advancement in our understanding of processes of global racialization and this book includes new analysis and evidence on the battle to challenge the racist underground in the Russian Federation, the postwar experiences of the Roma in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, new Afro-Cuban movements and on Tibetan struggles against Chinese domination.

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Racism in the Soviet Union and in other Communist contexts has frequently been denied and ignored. This is the first book to provide an analysis of racism and racialization in Communist and post-Communist contexts. It opens up debates about both the relationship between racism and communism and the racial logics at work, how they have ...

IAN LAW Professor of Racism and Ethnicity Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds and founding Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, UK. His major books include Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe (with S. Swann), Racism and Ethnicity, Racism, Postcolonialism and Europe (e...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.88 × 5.72 × 0.71 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300308

ISBN - 13:9780230300309

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Racializing Russia
Racial Proletarianization and After: Anti-Roma Racism in Central and Eastern Europe
Cuba: The Raceless Nation
Racial Sinicisation: Han Power and Racial and Ethnic Domination in China
Red Racisms and After: The Promise, The Logics, The Prospects
Bibliography
Index


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'To date there has been no comprehensive account of racial order and the structural and experiential conditions of racism in communist and post-communit societies. Ian Law's Red Racisms offers a unique comparative and relational analysis of race and racism in the former Soviet Union and in the contemporary Russian Federation, in East European communist satellites and their post-communist aftermaths, and in Cuba. He demonstrates accordingly that though communist states were formally committed to excising racial discrimination, racial formation and racist experience remained constitutive features of modern state arrangement both in their communist and post-communist forms. The compelling account Law offers in Red Racisms fills a major gap in studies of race and racism. It will serve as an important source as much for those working on communist and post-communist states as it significantly advances our understanding of racial states and racisms.' - David Theo Goldberg, Director and Professor, University of California, Humanities Research Institute