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Race, Crime and Resistance offers a thought-provoking account of the problematic construction of crimes as racialized. Critical, empirically grounded and theoretically informed, it unpicks the persistence of concepts of race and ethnicity in perceptions and representations of crime.
In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 context, criminal justice agencies are having to adapt their responses to criminal behavior across diverse ethnic groups. This book draws on contemporary theory and a range of case studies to consider racial inequalities within the criminal justice system and related organizations. It explores the mechanisms of discrimination and exclusion, and the ensuing processes of mobilization and resistance.
Articulate and sensitive in its approach, the book offers a vital insight into the pressing topic of race, crime and criminality. It clarifies complex ideas through the use ...
Chapter 8: Forms of Resistance
Forms of Resistance
Within apartheid South Africa; among slaves in antebellum southern states of America; under colonial occupation; in the face of Holocaust: in even the most oppressive of racialised social orders, wherever there has been racism, it has been met with resistance. No discussion of racism would be complete without considering resistance to racism, for not only does racism emerge in diverse iterations as a global phenomenon (Bonnett, 2000: 25) to be as ubiquitous as is racism, but in doing so it both transforms the lives of those who experience racism and leads to changes in the racism to which they are subjected. In the context of the war on terror and the demonisation of Muslims as a deviant, criminalised other posing ...