Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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730 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
February 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380155


Few words have generated as much debate and controversy as the word race. Through a critical examination of this complex subject, this anthology brings together essential contributions to the study of race and racialization.

An excellent compilation of classic and contemporary works by academic and activist writers, Race and Racialization provides historical, comparative, and global perspectives on race and its intersection with gender, class, ethnicity, indigeneity, and sexuality. This well-updated second edition includes a new section on state multiculturalism and a diverse ensemble of Canadian and international contributors who explore such relevant themes as colonialism, institutional racism, ethnocentrism, privilege, marginalization, and resistance.

Featuring introductions to each piece written by the editors, annotated lists of supplementary readings to encourage further exploration, and contributions by activists from Idle No More and Black Lives Matter, this comprehensive and highly accessible anthology is perfect for students studying race, racism, cultural diversity, identity and belonging, social inequality, and social justice.


Table of Contents



Part 1A Early Theories of Race

Chapter 1: Race and Progress, Franz Boas

Chapter 2: The Concept of Race, Ashley Montagu

Chapter 3: The Classification of Races in Europe and North America: 1700–1850, Michael Banton

Part 1B Colonialism and the Construction of Race

Chapter 4: Towards Scientific Racism, Gustav Jahoda

Chapter 5: The Dark Matter: Race and Racism in the Twenty-First Century, Howard Winant

Chapter 6: Latent and Manifest Orientalism, Edward W. Said

Chapter 7: The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power, Stuart Hall

Part 1C Thinking through Race in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 8: Does “Race” Matter? Transatlantic Perspectives on Racism after “Race Relations”, Robert Miles and Rudy Torres

Chapter 9: When Place Becomes Race, Sherene H. Razack

Chapter 10: Is There a “Neo-Racism”?, Etienne Balibar

Chapter 11: The Relationship between Racism and Anti-Semitism, Michael Banton

Chapter 12: Global Apartheid? Race and Religion in the New World Order, Ali A. Mazrui

Chapter 13: The Lore of the Homeland: Hindu Nationalism and Indigenist “Neoracism”, Chetan Bhatt


Part 2A Indigeneity and Colonialism

Chapter 14: Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics, Sarah Hunt and Cindy Holmes

Chapter 15: Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, Kim TallBear

Chapter 16: Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life across the Borders of Settler States, Audra Simpson

Chapter 17: White Possession and Indigenous Sovereignty Matters, Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Part 2B Colonialism, Slavery, and Indentured Labour

Chapter 18: Of Our Spiritual Strivings, W.E.B. Du Bois

Chapter 19: Capitalism and Slavery, Eric Williams

Chapter 20: Prelude to Settlement: Indians as Indentured Labourers, Verene Shepherd


Part 3A State Multiculturalism—Managing “Difference”

Chapter 21: Language, Race, and the Impossibility of Multiculturalism, Eve Haque

Chapter 22: Immigrants, Multiculturalism, and the Welfare State, Carl E. James

Chapter 23: South Asian Canadian Histories of Exclusion, Alia Somani

Chapter 24: Building the Future: A Time for Reconciliation, Gerard Bouchard and Charles Taylor

Part 3B Racism in the Education System

Chapter 25: Working to Reconcile: Truth, Action, and Indigenous Education in Canada, Celia Haig-Brown

Chapter 26: Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and the Primacy of Racism: Race, Class, Gender, and Dis/ability in Education, David Gillborn

Chapter 27: “A Raw, Emotional Thing”: School Choice, Commodification, and the Racialized Branding of Afrocentricity in Toronto, Canada, Kalervo N. Gulson and P. Taylor Webb

Chapter 28: Black Mixed-Race British Males and the Role of School Teachers: New Theory and Evidence, Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Part 3C Racism and Employment

Chapter 29: Colour Coded Labour Markets, Sheila Block and Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Chapter 30: The Integration of Racism into Everyday Life: The Story of Rosa N., Philomena Essed

Chapter 31: Diversity Management in the Canadian Workplace: Towards an Anti-racism Approach, Vanmala Hiranandani

Chapter 32: Local Produce, Foreign Labour: Labour Mobility Programs and Global Trade Competitiveness in Canada, Kerry Preibisch

Part 3D Racism, the Media, and Popular Culture

Chapter 33: The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture, Daniel Francis

Chapter 34: Doubling Discourses and the Veiled Other: Mediations of Race and Gender in Canadian Media, Yasmin Jiwani

Chapter 35: Races, Racism, and Popular Culture, John Solomos and Les Back

Part 3F Racism in the Justice System and Police Force

Chapter 36: In Their Own Voices: African Canadians in Toronto Share Experiences of Police Profiling, Maureen Brown

Chapter 37: The Street Gangs in Prison: “It’s Just a Revolving Door”, Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrissette, and Jim Silver

Chapter 38: Indigenous Girls and the Violence of Settler Colonial Policing, Jaskiran Dhillon


Part 4A Race, Privilege, and Identity

Chapter 39: Identity, Belonging, and the Critique of Pure Sameness, Paul Gilroy

Chapter 40: How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says about Race in America, Karen Brodkin

Chapter 41: Between Black and White: Exploring the “Biracial” Experience, Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Chapter 42: Language Matters, Vijay Agnew

Chapter 43: How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays, Allan Berube

Part 4B Resisting Racism

Chapter 44: Imperialism, History, Writing, and Theory, Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Chapter 45: Anti-racism, Social Movements, and Civil Society, Cathie Lloyd

Chapter 46: Struggling against History: Migrant Farmworkers Organizing in BC, Adriana Paz Ramirez and Jennifer Jihye Chun

Chapter 47: Idle No More, Pamela Palmater and Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum)

Chapter 48: We Will Win: Black Lives Matter – Toronto, Sandra Hudson and Yusra Khogali

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