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“A conceptually power-packed volume that is at once erudite and accessible, expansive and focused, true to sociological traditions yet stimulatingly exploratory. Scholars and students will be served very well by this absorbing, far-reaching enquiry into ethnicity and race.” - Raymond Taras, Tulane University “[W]hat Meer offers with this distinctive new volume is a brief survey of the academic approach to key subjects in this area. For example, the entry titled ‘Racialisation’ opens with the provenance of the subject in the works of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon; then Meer traces debates about whether the concept can be projected back upon history... Meer offers in-depth coverage of 28 concepts, including ‘Citizenship,’ ‘Hybridity,’ ‘Intersectionality,’ ‘Post-colonialism,’ ‘Transnationalism,’ and more… Students wanting a guide into the ...

Race
Race

The idea of race often makes for a dynamic category. That is to say racial categories have changed across the social and political contexts in which they are found (instead of being permanently fixed across any given society or throughout a society’s history). For example, in his study of what the idea of race means in America, Omi (2001: 244) concludes that its expression ‘has been and probably always will be ...

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