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An Introduction

Second Edition

March 2017 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Combining key theoretical perspectives with contemporary case studies, this text will be invaluable in helping you to fully understand the complex issue of racism. With clear definitions and practical examples this is a solid resource when seeking to examine the way in which racisms have become part of social practices and institutions. 

Providing a clear and readable introduction to all of the key concepts, theories and debates, this fully revised new edition:

  • Includes new chapters on Ethnicity and Immigration
  • Has 30 new boxed case studies with a more international focus
  • Contains new learning features including further reading and questions for reflection

Racisms is an ideal introduction for undergraduates studying race and ethnicity, social divisions and stratification.

Chapter 1: The Idea of 'Race' and the Practice of Racisms
Chapter 2: Racialization
Chapter 3: Ethnicity
Chapter 4: Race, Class and Gender
Chapter 5: Race, Nation, State
Chapter 6: Institutional Racism
Chapter 7: Science
Chapter 8: Mixedness
Chapter 9: New Racisms?
Chapter 10: Immigration
Chapter 11: Whiteness
Chapter 12: Islamophobia

Professor Garner has refined and expanded his perceptive and critical text by engaging with the latest controversies and challenges presented by the pervasiveness of racist ideologies, policies and actions. The text represents a valuable contribution to this complex field which is all the more important given the instrumental use of racist politicised rhetoric in the USA and Europe and all that it leaves in its wake. This text will appeal to all those seeking to comprehend the origins of racisms but above all how they can be challenged.

Muzammil Quraishi
University of Salford

A great book for any Diversity discussion.

Ms Edna Ogundare
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
October 6, 2022

This text offers an excellent range of insights into current issues of race, embracing multiple perspectives and of real interest to students and fellow lecturers alike.

Mrs Sally Tazewell
Dept of Care and Early Years, auckland university of technology
June 13, 2022

A good and informative book on racism especially at a time when more education is required on the subject. A good starting point for all counselling training levels.

Ms Edna Ogundare
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
October 26, 2020

This is an excellent introductory book on racism for the beginner,. garner awakens the individual reader to a new concept in relation to racism and provides a sound background for debate.

Mr Michael Donaldson
Care Humatities and sport, North Glasgow Collge
August 15, 2019

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