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Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity
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Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity



August 2014 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A conceptually power-packed volume that is at once erudite and accessible, expansive and focused, true to sociological traditions yet stimulatingly exploratory. Scholars and students will be served very well by this absorbing, far-reaching enquiry into ethnicity and race."
- Raymond Taras, Tulane University

"This concise, profound, and beautifully written book offers a tour de force across the landscape of race and ethnicity by a young author who masters them all."
- Per Mouritsen, Aarhus University

This book offers an accessible discussion of both foundational and novel concepts in the study of race and ethnicity. Each account will help readers become familiar with how long standing and contemporary arguments within race and ethnicity studies contribute to our understanding of social and political life more broadly.

Providing an excellent starting point with which to understand the contemporary relevance of these concepts, Nasar Meer offers an up-to-date and engaging consideration of everyday examples from around the world. This is an indispensable guide for both students and established researchers interested in the study of race and ethnicity.
 
Introduction
Why a New Book on Race and Ethnicity?

 
Carving Nature at its Joints

 
Identity and Dispersion

 
Reflexivity

 
How to Use This Book

 
 
ANTISEMITISM
The Object-Subject Distinction

 
From Bigitory to Racism

 
Hierarchies and the New Antisemitism

 
 
BLACKNESS
An Etymology of Blackness

 
Blackness and Double Consciousness

 
Blackness as a Political Identity

 
The Black Atlantic

 
 
CITIZENSHIP
The Challenge Of Citizenship

 
What the Greeks and Romans Did For Us

 
Marshall and Beyond: Equality and Culture

 
National and Post-National Citzenship

 
Citizenship and New Social Movements

 
 
DIASPORA
Co-Ordinates of Diaspora

 
Diaspora and Groups

 
Diasporic Space

 
 
EQUALITIES AND INEQUALITIES
Foot Races And Starting Lines

 
Groups and Experiences

 
Recognition or Redistribution

 
 
ETHNICITY
Subjectivities and Primoridalisms

 
Ethnic Boundaries And Ethnic Assertiveness

 
New and Old Ethnicities

 
Boundaries and Drawbacks

 
 
EURO-ISLAM
Euro-Islam as Multidirectional Process

 
Euro-Islam as Muslim Adaptation

 
Re-Locating the Muslim Subject

 
 
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Ethnicity and Health

 
Disease and Categories

 
Ethnic Variations

 
 
HYBRIDITY
Hybridity as Translation

 
Hybritity as Identity

 
 
INTEGRATION
Two Uses

 
Diversity and Integration

 
Integration as a Vortex Issue

 
 
INTERCULTURALISM
Communication Beyond Co-Existence?

 
Free From Cultural Groups

 
A Stronger Sense of the Whole

 
Illiberalism And Culture

 
 
INTERSECTIONALITY
Structural Or Political Intersectionality?

 
Intra-Categorical, Anti-Categorical, and Inter-Categorical

 
Unitary, Multiple and Intersectional

 
 
ISLAMOPHOBIA
Challenges and Responses

 
Intersectional Islamophobia: Gender & Civilisation

 
 
MIGRATION
Recent Trends in Migration

 
Three Ages of Mass Migration

 
Theorising Migration

 
 
MIXEDNESS
Mixedness as Population Change

 
Mixedness as Racial Formation

 
 
MULTICULTURALISM
A Philiosphical Rationale

 
Political Provenance(s)

 
Intellectual Calibrations

 
Known Knowns, Known Unknowns

 
The Backlash and Beyond

 
 
NATIONALISM
Nationalism and the State

 
What is a Nation?

 
Imagined Communities

 
Ethnies And Pre-Modernity

 
The Bad and the Banal

 
 
ORIENTALISM
Muslim Society

 
A Style of Thought

 
Neo-Orientalism?

 
 
POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
The Function Of Political Rights

 
Political Participation as the Franchise

 
Securing Representation

 
 
POST-COLONIALISM
Post or Present?

 
Politics, Culture or Both?

 
Addressing or Ignoring the Post-Colonial?

 
 
RACE
History and Categorisation

 
A Biological Category

 
Post-Race or the Paradox of Race?

 
 
RACE RELATIONS
Origins

 
British Race Relations

 
Six Orders of Race Relations

 
Status and Party

 
 
RACIALISATION
Intellectual Provenances

 
Historical Racialisation

 
Contemporary Racialisation

 
Positive Racialisaiton and Model Minorities

 
Institutional Racism

 
 
RECOGNITION
The Range of Recognition

 
Phenomenology and Ethics

 
Critical Theory and Race

 
Multicultural Turns

 
Democratic Participation

 
The Emergence of Misrecognition

 
 
SECULARISM
Contemporary Meanings

 
Secularism and State

 
Securalism And Autonomy

 
Secularism and Citizenship

 
Postsecularism

 
 
SUPER-DIVERSITY
A Concept For Our Time

 
What is New that is ‘Super’?

 
 
TRANSNATIONALISM
Social Morphology and Consciousness

 
Cultural Reproduction and Capital

 
Political Engagement and Space

 
 
WHITENESS
White or Western?

 
Racial Supremacy and Privilege

 
Class and Negotiating Identity

 
Secularisation

 
The Conditions of Transnationalism

 

A conceptually power-packed volume that is at once erudite and accessible, expansive and focused, true to sociological traditions yet stimulatingly exploratory. Scholars and students will be served very well by this absorbing, far-reaching enquiry into ethnicity and race.

Raymond Taras
Tulane University

An excellent book both for those who are new to the study of race and ethnicity and for established scholars. It will no doubt be the text of choice on many courses and by many students.

Tariq Modood
University of Bristol

A fresh and critical take on key concepts and ideas in the field of race and ethnicity. Nasar Meer’s account is a must for all students who are interested in deepening their understanding and it will become an important point of reference.

John Solomos
University of Warwick

This concise, profound, and beautifully written book offers a tour de force across the landscape of race and ethnicity by a young author who masters them all.

Per Mouritsen
Aarhus University

The scope of selection truly demonstrates the profound intersections of racial issues with everyday phenomena and the general ubiquity of racial politics... this book successfully outlines the dynamics of the field and provides an excellent account of key concepts of essential topics of 'race' and ethnicity. Either as an engaging introduction to the discipline or a succinct reference to extend knowledge, the book is likely to appeal to a readership from within and beyond sociology; to undergraduates and researchers alike.

Mengxi Pang, University of Glasgow
Sociology

Writing is clear and concise, this book offers a lovely introduction/outline to the study of race and ethnicity. In turn, the clear layout ensures comfortable navigation and engagement with the material.

Miss Somia Bibi
School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University
January 6, 2020

This work provides an extensive overview of contemporary discussions relating to race, ethnicity and religion. This topic needs to be addressed consistently throughout undergraduate and post graduate health care programmes. The structure of this publication allows specific reading in relation to a particular topic. In this way it lends itself for self-directed learning.

Dr Philip Esterhuizen
School of Healthcare, Leeds University
July 3, 2015

any excellent book that deals with complicated issues in a clear and challenging way. I have used this book across many subjects in health and social work.

Graham Ixer
Health and Social Care, Winchester University
June 19, 2015

Thank you Nasar for putting this book together. Really helpful in understanding concepts. Have enjoyed reading the part on 'Whiteness'.

Dr Bridget Ng'andu
Social Work, Ruskin College Oxford
June 13, 2015

There was a clear definition of terms. Additionally, I was able to use the text as a foundational resource for multiple lectures. Specifically, I have used the chapter on citizenship for lectures on policy and community organizing

Mr Jason Plummer
Social Work Dept, California St Univ-Los Angeles
May 29, 2015

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