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A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies



A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies

David Theo Goldberg (Editor), John Solomos (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20616-3 February 2002 Wiley-Blackwell 628 Pages


Bringing together a range of scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives, A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies offers an overview of contemporary debates as well as an exploration of new directions in the dynamic field of race and ethnicity.
List of Contributors.


General Introduction: David Theo Goldberg and John Solomos.

Part I: History:.


1. Europe and its Others: Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands).

2. Doctrine of Discovery: Peter Fitzpatrick (Birkbeck College, University of London).

3. Genocide: Charles Briggs (University of California, San Diego).

4. Holocaust: Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds).

5. Antisemitism: Tony Kushner (University of Southampton).

6. Apartheid and Race: Deborah Posel (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of Witwatersrand).

Part II: Theory:.


7. Race Relations: Michael Banton (University of Bristol).

8. Ethnicity and Race: Werner Sollors (Harvard University).

9. The Parameters of 'White Critique': Vron Ware (Yale University).

10. Citizenship: Marco Martiniello (National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Centre d'Etudes de l'Ethnicite et des Migrations (CEDEM), University of Liege).

11. Multiculturalism: Stephen May (University of Bristol).

12. Discourse and Racism: Teun A. van Dijk (University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor at Universidad Tat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

13. Critical Race Feminism: Legal Reform for the Twenty-First Century: Adrien Katherine Wing (University of Iowa).

14. Psychoanalysis and Racism: Reading the Other Scene: Phil Cohen (University of East London).

15. Everyday Racism: Philomena Essed (University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine).

16. Science, Race, Culture, Empire: Sandra Harding (UCLA).

Part III: Political Economy:.


17. Racial States: David Theo Goldberg (University of California Humanities Research Institute and University of California, Irvine).

18. Racisms and Racialised Hostility at the Start of the New Millennium: Stephen Small (University of California, Berkeley).

19. Affirmative Action as Culture War: Jennifer Hochschild (Princeton University).

20. Racism, Politics and Mobilization: John Solomos (South Bank University) and Lisa Schuster (London School of Economics, University of London).

Part IV: Space:.


21. The Mirage at the Heart of the Myth? Thinking about the White City: Michael Keith (Goldsmiths College, University of London).

22. The Ghetto and Race: Robert Bernasconi (University of Memphis).

23. Residential Segregation: Douglas S. Massey (University of Pennsylvania).

24. New Languages, New Humanities: The "Mixed Race" Narrative and the Borderlands: Claudia Milian (Recent PHD Graduate at Brown University).

25. The New Technologies of Racism: Les Back (Goldsmiths College, University of London).

Part V: Culture:.


26. Public Intellectuals, Race and Public Space: Henry Giroux (Penn State University).

27. Sport as Contsted Terrain: Douglas Hartmann (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities).

28. Fashion: Gargi Bhattacharyya (University of Birmingham).

29. Black Art: The Constitution of a Contemporary African-American Visual Identity: Elvan Zabunyan (Universite in Rennes, Brittany).

30. The Fact of Hybridity: Youth, Ethnicity and Racism: Les Back (Goldsmiths College, University of London).

Part VI: Between Borders:.


31. The Development of Racism in Europe: Michel Wieviorka (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Centre D'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques (CADIS), Paris).

32. The Caribbean: Race and Creole Ethnicity: Percy C. Hintzen (University of California, Berkeley).

33. Race in China: Frand Dikotter (University of London).

34. Globalism, Postcolonialism and African Studies: Bill Ashcroft (New South Wales University, Sydney).

35. The Salience of Ethnoreligious Identities in the Middle East: An Interpretation: Pandeli Glavanis (University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne).

36. Critical Race Studies in Latin America: Recent Advances, Recurrent Weaknesses: Jonathon W. Warren (University of Washington, Seattle) and France Winddance Twine (University of Calfornia at Santa Barbara and University of Washington in Seattle).

37. Migration: Stephen Castles (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford).


"A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies provides many indispensable materials for the study of race. Particularly valuable are the collection's comparative focus and its attention to a variety of challenging problems in the field: culture, technology, postcoloniality, whiteness, genocide, and ethnoreligious conflict are but some of the crucial themes considered here. This essential text will be adopted in courses everywhere."
Howard Winant, Temple University, and author of The World is a Ghetto

"The companion to racial and ethnic studies is able to bring together data from a wide variety of disciplines and scholars on a pressing and important subject. [...] This critical volume is an excellent reference." American Reference Books Annual 2003

"Overall, this companion adds greatly to the debates on race and ethnicity, past , present and future. It has that rare quality of being written in an accessible manner for students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, while also adding an innovative contribution to academic debate. Such an interdisciplinary volume will appeal to those working in a wide range of areas across the humanities and social sciences in both Europe and the USA." Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Showcases essays by key scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives.

  • Offers an overview of contemporary debates and issues in race and ethnic studies.

  • Explores six inter-linked themes: History; Theory; Political Economy; Space; Culture; Between Borders.