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Racism : a very short introduction

Author: Ali Rattansi
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Very short introductions, 161.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From subtle discrimination in everyday life, to horrors like lynching in the Old South, cultural imperialism, and "ethnic cleansing", racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. Despite civil rights movements and other attempts at progress, racial prejudices and stereotypes remain deeply embedded in Western culture. This book takes a frank and objective look at why these notions exist.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Rattansi
ISBN: 0192805908 9780192805904
OCLC Number: 72147052
Description: 194 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Racism and racists: some conundrums --
Fear of the dark? : blacks, Jews and barbarians --
Beyond the pale: scientific racism, the nation, and the politics of colour --
Imperialism, eugenics, and the Holocaust --
The case against scientific racism --
New racisms? --
Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment --
Beyond institutional racism: 'race', class, and gender in the USA and Britain.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 161.
Responsibility: Ali Rattansi.
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Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This book demystifies the subject and explores its history, science, and culture. Shedding light on how racism has evolved  Read more...

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