Despite the long struggle to eliminate racism, it is still very much with us. In fact, since 9/11, racism appears to be on the rise, making it more important than ever before to understand the meaning of race and the effect it has on society.
Alana Lentin maps the emergence and development of ideas about race, right up to modern debates about multiculturalism and Islamophobia, and considers the implications of a ‘postracial’ society at a time when science has placed genetics over culture. This invaluable resource exposes the roots of racial thought and demonstrates why it has remained a component to our everyday lives.
Table of Contents
Racism, history, and politics 1
The experience of racism 32
The lessons of antisemitism 56
Racism without race? 88
The specter of immigration in the shadow of the war on terror 116
Further reading 150