The Arena of Racism
By (author) Michel Wieviorka
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Arena of Racism by Michel Wieviorka
Book DescriptionIn this vital addition to the sociological literature on racism, Michel Wieviorka presents a detailed and revisionary analysis of the vocabulary of racism (prejudice, discrimination, segregation and violence), arguing that racism is not reducible to these elementary forms. He shows how the experiences of institutionalized racism in America and anti-Semitism in Europe can be analyzed to provide an understanding of the complex transition from race to racism. As cultural identities are more fragmented in our societies, as the social relations defined by industrial capitalism are in decline, so too are ideas of progress and universality. It is in this context of postmodern social and economic flux that Wieviorka puts forward a definition of racism. He demonstrates that racism has to be understood as an action related to factors fixed in the dislocation between the social and the communal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803978812
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Violence, Paperback (January 2009)
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This work on terrorism is based on complex observations of actual movement participants and addresses a broad spectrum of terrorist activity- from Italian left-wing terrorists to Basque nationalist groups to the international terrorism of the Middle East.
Solidarity: The Analysis of a Social Movement, Paperback (June 1983)» View all books by Michel Wieviorka
This 1983 book records a fascinating analysis of the Solidarity movement in Poland.
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Author Biography - Michel Wieviorka
Michel Wieviorka is president of the International Sociological Association.
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