Race and State

Lentin, Dr Alana, Lentin, Dr Alana and Lentin, R, eds. (2008) Race and State. Cambridge Scholars Press. ISBN 9781847187741

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Abstract

Speaking about racism in the western political climate of the first decade of the twenty-first century is more difficult than ever before. There is a feeling in post-colonial and post-immigration societies that the blatant overt racism of the past is no longer as pressing. Admitting racism elicits discomfort because common wisdom tells us that racism opposes everything that we believe in as citizens of democratic, civilised modern states. Yet state racism appears to be here to stay and, in many ways, is more acceptable than ever before. Immigration detention centres, the deportation of failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, racial profiling and the rolling back of liberties won by the civil rights movement are all examples of how state racism impacts on our daily lives. Race and State contributes to breaking the taboo of discussing the links between race and state. The papers collected in this book highlight the interconnections between race and state, from historical, theoretical or contemporary sociological perspectives.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Alana Lentin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:34
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 21:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26718
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