‘Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader’ by Les Back & John Solomos

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This comprehensive Reader brings together foundation work in the study of race and ethnicity and writings from many of the most exciting scholars today. It is divided into the following main sections:

    • origins and transformations
    • sociology, race and social theory
    • racism and anti-Semitism
    • colonialism, race and the other
    • feminism, difference and identity
    • changing boundaries and spaces.

Each section begins with a brief editorial introduction, providing a guide to the readings by historically contextualizing them and relating them to other writings throughout the book. Cross-national in content, historical in scope and offering a variety of topical perspectives, Theories of Race and Racism will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates across a range of disciplines.


John Solomos is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Humaninites and Social Science at South Bank University, UK. His previous works include Racism and Society (1996) and Black Youth, Racism and the State.(1988)

Les Black is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmith College, UK. He is the author of New Ethnicities and Urban Culture: Racisms and multiculture in Young Lives (1996). He has also written Racism and Society (1996) and Race, Politics and Political Change (Routledge 1995) with John Solomos.


Contents

Les Back and John Solomos – INTRODUCTION: THEORISING RACE AND RACISM

PART ONE: Origins and transformations
1 Winthrop D. Jordan – FIRST IMPRESSIONS
2 Michael Banton – THE IDIOM OF RACE
3 Tzvetan Todorov – RACE AND RACISM
4 Oliver C. Cox – RACE RELATIONS
5 W. E. B. Du Bois – THE CONSERVATION OF RACES
6 Gunnar Myrdal – RACIAL BELIEFS IN AMERICA

PART TWO: Sociology, race and social theory
7 Robert E. Park – THE NATURE OF RACE RELATIONS
8 Ruth Benedict – RACE: WHAT IT IS NOT
9 John Rex – RACE RELATIONS IN SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
10 Robert Miles – APROPOS THE IDEA OF ‘RACE’ . . . AGAIN
11 Stuart Hall – OLD AND NEW IDENTITIES, OLD AND NEW ETHNICITIES
12 David Theo Goldberg – RACIAL KNOWLEDGE
13 Howard Winant – THE THEORETICAL STATUS OF THE CONCEPT OF RACE

PART THREE: Racism and anti-Semitism
14 George L. Mosse – THE JEWS: MYTH AND COUNTER-MYTH
15 Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer – ELEMENTS OF ANTI-SEMITISM
16 Zygmunt Bauman – MODERNITY, RACISM, EXTERMINATION
17 Sander L. Gilman – ARE JEWS WHITE?
18 Matthew F. Jacobson – LOOKING JEWISH, SEEING JEWS

PART FOUR: Colonialism, race and the other
19 Frantz Fanon – THE FACT OF BLACKNESS
20 Lola Young – IMPERIAL CULTURE
21 Anne McClintock – THE WHITE FAMILY OF MAN
22 Chandra Talpade Mohanty – UNDER WESTERN EYES
23 Ann L. Stoler – SEXUAL AFFRONTS AND RACIAL FRONTIERS
24 Homi K. Bhabha – ‘RACE’, TIME AND THE REVISION OF MODERNITY

PART FIVE Feminism, difference and identity
25 bell hooks – RACISM AND FEMINISM
26 Hazel V. Carby – WHITE WOMAN LISTEN!
27 Patricia Hill Collins – BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT
28 Patricia J. Williams – RACE AND RIGHTS
29 Avtar Brah – DIFFERENCE, DIVERSITY, DIFFERENTIATION
30 Ruth Frankenberg – WHITE WOMEN, RACE MATTERS
31 Barbara Christian – BLACK FEMINISM AND THE ACADEMY

PART SIX: Changing boundaries and spaces
32 Gargi Bhattacharyya – BLACK SKIN/WHITE BOARDS
33 Paul Gilroy – THE DIALECTICS OF DIASPORA IDENTIFICATION
34 Kobena Mercer – IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY IN POSTMODERN POLITICS
35 Michael Keith – IDENTITY AND THE SPACES OF AUTHENTICITY
36 Richard Dyer – THE MATTER OF WHITENESS
37 Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw – RACE, REFORM AND RETRENCHMENT
38 Stephen Steinberg – AMERICA AGAIN AT THE CROSSROADS
39 Chetan Bhatt – THE LORE OF THE HOMELAND: HINDU NATIONALISM AND INDIGENIST ‘NEORACISM’
40 Slavoj Žižek – ENJOY YOUR NATION AS YOURSELF!
41 K. Anthony Appiah – RACIAL IDENTITY AND RACIAL IDENTIFICATION