Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity
- Nasar Meer - Strathclyde University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Race and Social Policy | Race, Ethnicity and Crime | Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
- 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.
Thanks for sending a physical copy. I am making use of some of the chapters in my reading lists as primers for my students.
Very helpful summaries.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Nasar for putting this book together. Really helpful in understanding concepts. Have enjoyed reading the part on 'Whiteness'.
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
This is a very useful book for my third year Cultures of Race and Racism course and I may use it for a three week block in a first year social divisions course too. Clear and accessible - perfect for undergraduates
I would recommend this book to students studying any humanities and/or social science modules. It is insightful, current, well-structured and easy to read. Students will find engaging with key concepts easy and interesting throughout this book.
A very clear overview of key concepts. It's the single text I recommend to students if they want to buy a book for the first year module Understanding Race.
This is an excellent book for those who believe in the existence of racismS. For those who understand race as an hierarchical ideology based on phenotype difference, the book engages the reader by conflating classical ideas with more contemporaries understandings of nationalism and ethnicity.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity: Introduction
Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity: Intersectionality