“This study of ‘elite racism,’ which can be subtle but is in fact pervasive and sometimes mundane, is an important contribution to the study of racism and a fine example of comparative race and ethnic studies. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students and scholars, it can also be profitably read by anyone interested in understanding the multiple manifestations of racism in U.S. and European societies.” --Choice
Along with the mass media, the system of formal education is among the most important institutions involved in the reproduction of contemporary society. Its reproductive functions are manifold and extend from the acquisition of knowledge and sociocultural norms and values to the inculcation of dominant ideologies. In many respects, schools and universities may even be more influential than the mass media, because they affect the early development of social cognitions and do so with even more authority than the mass media. In most countries, children, adolescents, and young adults are confronted daily, for at least 10 and sometimes even more than 20 years, with a complex set of discursive and ideological practices. The results of those practices are embodied in what counts ...