This unique collection brings together selections from the work that has defined our understanding of racism. Every significant contribution to the analysis of racism over the past 50 years are comprised in this one book, including extracts from Myrdal's An American Dilemma, Cox's Marxist theory, Carmichael and Hamilton's introduction of the term ‘institutional racism’ and recent textual analyses. Ordered chronologically, so that the reader can work through the narrative of changes coherently, each contribution is introduced by the editors and the whole collection is bound together by introductory and concluding chapters. The result is an unparalleled teaching and study resource. No other book presents the highlights, range and complexity of the various attempts to unravel racism, in such a comprehensive and panoramic way.
Chapter 34: Conceptualising Racisms: Social Theory, Politics and Research
Conceptualising Racisms: Social Theory, Politics and Research
This paper includes an overview of how racism has been conceptualized in the last several decades. The authors point out that debates about the nature of racism have been intense and based on differing theoretical foundations and assumptions, and paradigms. Reference is made to Michael Banton's Race Relations as an example of the earlier concepts of race relations during the 1960s. In this book, Banton argued the existence of six kinds of racial orders: institutionalized contact, acculturation, domination, paternalism, integration and pluralism. Another important contribution to our understanding of racism is represented by the work of Frederik Barth who showed ethnicity and racial identification is not necessarily less salient in ...