The State of Race

Hardcover | June 24, 2013

EditorNisha Kapoor, Virinder Kalra, James Rhodes

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What can be said of the state of race? Or more specifically what can be said about the nature of the contemporary racial state and its expression of racisms in a conjuncture which declares racism is a relic? Grappling with claims to the 'postracial' in the context of an advanced neoliberal political economy which pursues heightened securitization and militarization of society like never before, this collection reflects on forms of racism at the beginning of the 21st Century, centering on the role of the state. Focusing largely on the British racial state the contributions consider theoretical issues such as the nature of postraciality, racial neoliberalism, the state of multiculturalism and whiteness, alongside the functioning of state institutions and policy concerning the military, education, community surveillance, asylum and extradition.

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What can be said of the state of race? Or more specifically what can be said about the nature of the contemporary racial state and its expression of racisms in a conjuncture which declares racism is a relic? Grappling with claims to the 'postracial' in the context of an advanced neoliberal political economy which pursues heightened sec...

Nisha Kapoor is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York, UK and was 2012-13 Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Race, Ethncity and Gender in the Social Sciences at Duke University, USA.Virinder S. Kalra is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of From Textile Mi...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.66 × 5.62 × 0.86 inPublished:June 24, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230367518

ISBN - 13:9780230367517

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The State of Race; Nisha Kapoor and Virinder S. Kalra
1. The Postracial Contemporary; David Theo Goldberg
2. Racial Neoliberal Britain?; Gargi Bhattacharyya
3. Remaking Whiteness in the 'Post-Racial' UK; James Rhodes
4. The Status of Multiculturalism and the Retreat from Difference; Sivamohan Valluvan
5. Muslim Women and Gender Stereotypes in 'New Times': From Multiculturalism to Islamophobia; Heidi Safia Mirza
6. Can you have Muslim soldiers? Diversity as a Martial Value; Vron Ware
7. 'Prevent'ing Education: Anti-Muslim Racism and the War on Terror in Schools; Shamim Miah
8. Resisting Technologies of Surveillance and Suspicion; Virinder S. Kalra and Tariq Mehmood
9. Extraordinary Extradition: Racial Injustice in Britain; Nisha Kapoor
10. Burying Asylum under the Foundations of Home; Ala Sirriyeh
11. Afterword: Racial Futures; Nisha Kapoor

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