Competing anti-racisms and the interpretation of racism in the post-multicultural era

Lentin, Alana (2009) Competing anti-racisms and the interpretation of racism in the post-multicultural era. In: Bolaria, Singh, Hier, Sean P and Lett, Daniel (eds.) Racism and Justice: Critical Dialogue on the Politics of Identity, Inequality and Change. Fernwood Publishing Co Ltd, Halifax. ISBN 9781552663011

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Abstract

The essays in this volume explore the prospect for post-raciality. It is common to find the prefix “post” treated as an epochal synonym for “after” or “beyond,” as somehow distinct from what came before. But the post as post-racial politics is better conceptualized in terms of a set of interrelated institutional and cultural changes that can neither be separated from historical relations nor which are reducible to the past. This volume presents a set of essays that collectively prioritize complexity over simplicity, progress over retrenchment, unity over diversity, and polemics over dogmatism. It seeks to inform discussion and debate about the prospect for a post-racial politics that is neither oblivious to the importance of racial classification nor the persistence of racism and injustice. The volume will leave readers better informed about race, racism and justice and with as many questions as answers.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Alana Lentin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:11
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24512
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