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The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies

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May 2010 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is one of the best handbooks outlining the latest thinking on race and ethnic studies published in recent years...The breadth of themes and the depth of discussion are ambitious, offering the reader an A-Z guide of contemporary thinking on race and ethnicity...a valuable resource for scholars and activists alike."
- Runnymede Bulletin

What is the state of race and ethnic studies today? How has the field emerged? What are the core concepts, debates and issues? This panoramic, critical survey of the field supplies researchers and students with a vital resource. It is a rigorous, focused examination of the central questions in the field today. The text examines:

  • The roots of the field of race and ethnic studies.
  • The distinction between race and ethnicity.
  • Methodological issues facing researchers.
  • Intersections between race and ethnicity and questions of sexuality, gender, nation and social transformation.
  • The challenge of multiculturalism.
  • Race, ethnicity and globalization.
  • Race and the family.
  • Race and education.
  • Race and religion.

Planned and edited by a distinguished team of Anglo-American scholars, the Handbook pools an impressive range of international world class expertise and insight. It provides a landmark work in the field which will be the measure of debate and research for years to come.

Patricia Hill Collins & John Solomos
Introduction: Situating Race and Ethnic Studies
Caroline Knowles
Theorizing Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Paradigms and Perspectives
Joe R. Feagin & Eileen O'Brien
Studying 'Race' and Ethnicity: Dominant and Marginalised Discourses in the Critical North American Case
Nancy A. Denton & Glenn D. Deane
Researching Race and Ethnicity: Methodological Issues
Chetan Bhatt
The Spirit Lives On: Races and Disciplines
Satnam Virdee
Racism, Class and the Dialectics of Social Transformation
Margaret L. Andersen
The Nexus of Race and Gender: Parallels, Linkages, and Divergences in Race and Gender Studies
Joane Nagel
Ethnicities and Sexualities
Floya Anthias
Nation and Post-Nation: Nationalism, Transnationalism and Intersections of Belonging
Peter Kivisto
Multiculturalism and Racial Democracy: State Policies and Social Practices
Athena D. Mutua
Law, Critical Race Theory, and Related Scholarship
Ralph Premdas
Ethnic Conflict
Liza Schuster
Globalization, Migration and Citizenship
Maxine Baca Zinn
The Family as a Race Institution
James A. Banks & Caryn Park
Race, Ethnicity and Education: The Search for Explanations
Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
Still the 'Most Segregated Hour': Religion, Race and the American Experience
Les Back
Whiteness in the Dramaturgy of Racism
Michael G. Hanchard & Mark Q. Sawyer
No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Political Mobilisation
Claire Alexander
Diaspora and Hybridity
Patricia Hill Collins & John Solomos
Issues for the 21st Century

The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is one of the best handbooks outlining the latest thinking on race and ethnic studies published in recent years... The breadth of themes and the depth of discussion are ambitious, offering the reader an A-Z guide of contemporary thinking on race and ethnicity... a valuable resource for scholars and activists alike.

Runnymede Bulletin

Why are racial and ethnic identities, along with racism and ethnic chauvinism, so tenacious in the contemporary world? Why do lines of racial and economic exclusion continue to converge? Do we have the appropriate analytical tools to make sense of the manner and purchase of race and ethnicity? This important handbook provides a clear, accessible and incisive survey of debate and research on such questions, at the heart of the burgeoning field of race and ethnicity studies.

Deborah Posel
Director, Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) and Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town

Hill Collins and Solomos have composed a compelling volume that speaks to the central issues of race and ethnicity today. They include a vibrant mix of established and emerging voices addressing the principal and pressing contemporary conceptual and theoretical questions regarding race and ethnicity. These include the ways in which race, class, gender and the nation are taken up in the dominant disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, law and critical race theory, family, religions, education, the state, repression and resistance. This is a collection both educators and researchers concerned with race and ethnicity will want to consult.

David Theo Goldberg
Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology and Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute

In the 21st century racism continues to be alive and kicking. This well written handbook, a landmark, situates a range of contemporary expressions of race, ethnicity, racism and resistance in a global context. Substantial chapters provide breadth, depth and clarity to questions that remain contested in spite of decennia of race critical research. Hill Collins and Solomos combine editorial excellence in producing a solid handbook with a concluding chapter mapping out the challenges for the 21st century. The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is an absolutely recommendable source for students and scholars across the social sciences.

Philomena Essed
Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, Antioch University

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