Racisms: an Introduction

Steve Garner

Research output: Book/ReportBook


We hear much about 'race' and 'racism' in public discourse, but these terms are frequently used without clear definitions or practical examples of how these phenomena actually work. Racisms introduces practical methods which enable students to think coherently and sociologically about this complex feature of the global landscape.
This text:
- Defines 'race', 'racism' 'instiutional racism' and 'racialization'
- Provides examples of how these function in fields like the natural sciences and asylum seeking
- Clearly sets out theoretical arguments around collective identities ('race', class, gender, nation, religion)
- Uses empirical case studies, including some drawn from the author's own fieldwork
- Points students and other readers toward sources of further web and text-based information.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4462-0481-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4129-4581-3, 978-1-4129-4580-6, 1-4129-4581-X
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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