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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 ...

Orientalism
Orientalism

In its most benign form, Orientalism may be conceived as a mode of historical areas studies, not unlike Latinism or Hellenism, that is today broadly ‘equated with Middle Eastern studies’ (Samiei, 2010: 1145). The latter immediately departs from how the term ‘Oriental’ is frequently understood to describe East Asian cultures and territories. In contrast, as Samiei (ibid.) describes, ...

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