The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies

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What is the state of Race and Ethnic Studies today? How has the field emerged? What are the core concepts, debates and issues? The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is a vital resource for researchers and students with a panoramic, critical survey of the field. It is a rigorous, focused examination of the central questions in the field today. The text examines: The roots of the field of race and ethnic studies The distinction between race and ethnicity Methodological issues facing researchers The relationship between the field and more established disciplines Intersections between race and ethnicity and questions sexuality, gender, nation and social transformation The challenge of multiculturalism Race, ethnicity and globalization Race and the family Race and education Race and religion Issues for the 21st Century Planned and edited by a distinguished team of Anglo-American scholars, the Handbook pools an impressive range of international world class expertise and insight. It provides a landmark work in the field which will be the measure of debate and research for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

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In the 21st century racism continues to be alive and kicking. This well written handbook, a landmark, situates a range of contemporary expressions of race, ethnicity, racism and resistance in a global context. Substantial chapters provide breadth, depth and clarity to questions that remain contested in spite of decennia of race critical research. Collins and Solomos combine editorial excellence in producing a solid handbook with a concluding chapter mapping out the challenges for the 21st century. The Sage Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is an absolutely recommendable source for students and scholars across the social sciences
Philomena Essed
Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, Antioch University

Collins and Solomos have composed a compelling volume that speaks to the central issues of race and ethnicity today. They include a vibrant mix of established and emerging voices addressing the principal and pressing contemporary conceptual and theoretical questions regarding race and ethnicity. These include the ways in which race, class, gender and the nation are taken up in the dominant disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, law and critical race theory, family, religions, education, the state, repression and resistance. This is a collection both educators and researchers concerned with race and ethnicity will want to consult
David Theo Goldberg
Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology and Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute

Why are racial and ethnic identities, along with racism and ethnic chauvinism, so tenacious in the contemporary world? Why do lines of racial and economic exclusion continue to converge? Do we have the appropriate analytical tools to make sense of the manner and purchase of race and ethnicity? This important handbook provides a clear, accessible and incisive survey of debate and research on such questions, at the heart of the burgeoning field of race and ethnicity studies
Deborah Posel
Director, Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) and Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town

The Sage Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies

is one of the best handbooks outlining the latest thinking on race and ethnic studies published in recent years...The breadth of themes and the depth of discussion are ambitious, offering the reader an A-Z guide of contemporary thinking on race and ethnicity...a valuable resource for scholars and activists alike
Runnymede Bulletin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761942207
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/16/2010
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Solomos joined the Department of Sociology at City in 2001 as Professor of Sociology, having previously worked at Aston University, Warwick University, Birkbeck College, Southampton University and London Southbank University.

His teaching is focused on the sociology of race and racism, sociological theory, human rights and social theory, qualitative research methods and multiculturalism and citizenship.

He has supervised a wide range of PhD students in both his own areas of research interest and in other fields of sociology. He welcomes the opportunity to work with PhD students and is interested to receive informal inquiries from prospective research students. He is currently supervising students working on a range of issues, including migration and refugees, minority families and social capital, Turkish-speaking youth in London and Cuban music and popular culture.

He serves on the Strategic Research Board of the Economic and Social Research Council. He is also active in the administration of the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Sciences at City.

He is joint editor with Martin Bulmer of the international journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, published 12 times a year by Routledge.

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Notes on Contributors x

1 Introduction: Situating Race and Ethnic Studies Patricia Hill Collins John Solomos 1

Part I Locating the Field: Theoretical and Historical Foundations 17

Introduction to Part I 19

2 Theorising Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Paradigms and Perspectives Caroline Knowles 23

3 Studying 'Race' and Ethnicity: Dominant and Marginalised Discourses in the Critical North American Case Joe R. Feagin Eileen O'Brien 43

4 Researching Race and Ethnicity: Methodological Issues Nancy A. Denton Glenn D. Deane 67

5 The Spirit Lives On: Races and Disciplines Chetan Bhatt 90

Part II Race, Ethnicity and Social Hierarchy 129

Introduction to Part II 131

6 Racism, Class and the Dialectics of Social Transformation Satnam Virdee 135

7 The Nexus of Race and Gender: Parallels, Linkages, and Divergences in Race and Gender Studies Margaret L. Andersen 166

8 Ethnicities and Sexualities Joane Nagel 188

9 Nation and Post-Nation: Nationalism, Transnationalism and Intersections of Belonging Floya Anthias 221

Part III The Social Organisation of Race and Ethnicity 249

Introduction to Part III 251

10 Multiculturalism and Racial Democracy: State Policies and Social Practices Peter Kivisto 253

11 Law, Critical Race Theory and Related Scholarship Athena D. Mutua 275

12 Ethnic Conflict Ralph Premdas 306

13 Globalisation, Migration and Citizenship Liza Schuster 332

Part IV Debates and New Initiatives 351

Introduction to Part IV 353

14 The Family as a Race Institution Maxine Baca Zinn 357

15 Race, Ethnicity and Education: The Search for Explanations James A. Banks Caryn Park 383

16 Still the 'Most Segregated Hour': Religion, Race and the American Experience Cheryl Townsend Gilkes 415

17 Whiteness in the Dramaturgy of Racism Les Back 444

18 No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Political Mobilisation Michael G. Hanchard Mark Q. Sawyer 469

19 Diaspora and Hybridity Claire Alexander 487

20 Issues for the Twenty-first Century Patricia Hill Collins John Solomos 508

Index 531

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