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Racism

Ali Rattansi.

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 208 pages.

Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject and to explore its history, science, and culture. But what actually is race? How has racism come...

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Introduction

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 789 words.

There is no easy answer to the question of what racism is, how it developed, and why it continues. The Introduction argues that these are complex and contentious issues and that one of the...

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Racism and racists: some conundrums

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 2681 words.

The term ‘racism’ originated with the Nazi project to make Germany ‘clean of Jews’ However, notions of racism were present before the term was coined. The Nazi project was only one stage in...

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Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 1781 words.

The concept of race long preceded the invention of the term. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, facial features, hair, and skull size were associated with...

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Beyond the pale: scientific racism, the nation, and the politics of colour

Ali Rattansi.

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 5712 words.

The year that marks the birth of Western modernity is 1492 when Columbus set off for his momentous journey. It was the beginning of conquest and pillage of those beyond the ‘civilized’,...

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Imperialism, eugenics, and the Holocaust

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 6119 words.

In the period of early modernity, ideas of race were applied to concerns internal to Europe as well as with respect to encounters with non-Europeans. The notion of class was racialized....

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The case against scientific racism

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 4923 words.

Scientific racism was of crucial importance to the ideology of Nazism. Anti-Semitism was only one of the many forces that lead to the Holocaust. ‘The case against scientific racism’...

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New racisms?

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 7736 words.

Few people now admit to racist feelings. But even those that might have problems agreeing on how many races there are and how they are to be differentiated from each other. If this...

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Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 5244 words.

People are often accused of using racialized language but this is not the same as being called a racist. What constitutes an identity? An individual or group identity is only partly a...

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Beyond institutional racism: ‘race’, class, and gender in the USA and Britain

Ali Rattansi.

in Racism

March 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 8569 words.

The term institutional racism dates back to the late 1960s and refers to the process by which irrespective of individual attitudes, motivations, and behaviour with respect to racism, all...

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