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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 ...

Mixedness
Mixedness

The concept of mixedness is a recent addition to the study of race and ethnicity. As the introduction registers, however, this does not mean that mixedness describes a new phenomenon. What the concept reiterates is that some ways of conceptualising ethnic and racial categories have a political significance that is not self-evident. Take the term ‘mullato’, for example, which ‘refers to person of mixed white/European ...

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