Race, Ethnicity and Social Theory: Theorizing the Other.pdf

Race, Ethnicity and Social Theory: Theorizing the Other.pdf



In Race, Ethnicity and Social Theory John Solomos provides a critical and comprehensive overview of recent theorising and debate about the role of race and ethnicity in contemporary societies. Written in an accessible style and drawing on a wide range of both theoretical and empirically focused materials this is a book that seeks to explore the evolution of race and ethnicity as subjects of both scholarly and political debate. It includes detailed analysis of key themes in contemporary scholarly research and provides case studies and examples that will be of interest to students and scholars of race and ethnicity alike.

Key chapters include:

  • race and racism
  • anti-semitism, racism and modernity
  • race, difference and identity
  • feminism, race and cultural politics
  • nationalisms and racisms
  • race and ethnicity in a changing world.


John Solomos is Professor of Sociology at City University London, where he directs the Centre on Race, Ethnicity and Migration. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including Race and Racism in Britain (2003) and Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader (co-editor with Les Back, 2009). He co-edits the international journal Ethnic and Racial Studies.


Introduction  1. Race, Ethnicity and Social Theory  2. Race and Racism  3. Anti-Semitism, Racism and Modernity  4. Race, Difference and Identity  5. Feminism, Race and Cultural Politics  6. Nationalisms and Racisms  7. New Ethnicities, New Racisms  8. Race, Representation and the Politics of Plurality  9. Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World 


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