Postwar Anti Racism

This book explores the discourse and practice of anti-racism in the first two decades following World War II, uncovering the ways scientific and cultural discourses of 'race' continued to circulate in the early period of contemporary ...

Postwar Anti Racism

Author: Anthony Q. Hazard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003847

Page: 252

View: 535

This book explores the discourse and practice of anti-racism in the first two decades following World War II, uncovering the ways scientific and cultural discourses of 'race' continued to circulate in the early period of contemporary globalization through the lens on UNESCO.

Postwar Anti Racism

process and dynamic of postwar antiracism was first and foremost uneven and contradictory. Various stakeholders articulated different notions of antiracism, ...

Postwar Anti Racism

Author: Anthony Q. Hazard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003847

Page: 252

View: 742

This book explores the discourse and practice of anti-racism in the first two decades following World War II, uncovering the ways scientific and cultural discourses of 'race' continued to circulate in the early period of contemporary globalization through the lens on UNESCO.

Race Discourse and Labourism

Race, Discourse and Labourism argues that the commonwealth of socialism is founded upon a well-concealed history of brutality and repression.

Race  Discourse and Labourism

Author: Caroline Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943210

Page: 220

View: 444

Race, Discourse and Labourism argues that the commonwealth of socialism is founded upon a well-concealed history of brutality and repression. Caroline Knowles details the historical conditions of the emergence of race through Labour's dealings with Indian independence negotiations and anti-semitism in the thirties, and the effects of this on the conceptions of black citizenship, multi-racialism and black representation in labour politics.

The World Is A Ghetto Race And Democracy Since World War Ii

A renowned American sociologist re-examines the post-WWII racial dynamics on an international scale by comparing postwar racial politics in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil, and the European Union; presents views on such provoking issues as ...

The World Is A Ghetto Race And Democracy Since World War Ii

Author: Seidman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 428

View: 461

A renowned American sociologist re-examines the post-WWII racial dynamics on an international scale by comparing postwar racial politics in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil, and the European Union; presents views on such provoking issues as continuing hostility to immigration; and reveals the what the future holds for global race relations. 20,000 first printing.

Racial Propositions

This book looks beyond the headlines to uncover the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years.

Racial Propositions

Author: Daniel Martinez HoSang

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520266667

Page: 392

View: 388

This book looks beyond the headlines to uncover the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years. As the rest of the U.S. watched, California voters banned public services for undocumented immigrants, repealed public affirmative action programs, and outlawed bilingual education, among other measures. Why did a state with a liberal political culture, an increasingly diverse populace, and a well-organized civil rights leadership roll back civil rights and anti-discrimination gains? Daniel Martinez HoSang finds that, contrary to popular perception, this phenomenon does not represent a new wave of "color-blind" policies, nor is a triumph of racial conservatism. Instead, in a book that goes beyond the conservative-liberal divide, HoSang uncovers surprising connections between the right and left that reveal how racial inequality has endured. Arguing that each of these measures was a proposition about the meaning of race and racism, his deft, convincing analysis ultimately recasts our understanding of the production of racial identity, inequality, and power in the postwar era.

Orienting Canada

Grounded in transnationalism and anti-racist theory, this book reassesses critical transpacific incidents, from the 1907 race riots to Canada's early intervention in Vietnam.

Orienting Canada

Author: John Price

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774819863

Page: 464

View: 493

Colony to nation? Isolationism to internationalism? WASP society to a multicultural Canada? Focusing on imperial conflicts in the Pacific, Orienting Canada disrupts these familiar narratives in Canadian history by tracing the relationship between racism and Canadian foreign policy. Grounded in transnationalism and anti-racist theory, this book reassesses critical transpacific incidents, from the 1907 race riots to Canada's early intervention in Vietnam. Shocking revelations about the effects of racism and war into the 1960s are tempered by stories of community resilience and transformation. As a transpacific lens on the past, Orienting Canada deflects Canada's European gaze back onto itself to reveal images that both provoke and unsettle.

Northern Ireland and the crisis of anti racism

49 Hazard, Postwar anti-racism. 50 The UN began its life as a much smaller organisation than it is today. Fifty-one member states signed the UN Charter in ...

Northern Ireland and the crisis of anti racism

Author: Chris Gilligan

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1526116618

Page: 264

View: 541

Racism and sectarianism makes an important contribution to the discussion on the ‘crisis of anti-racism’ in the United Kingdom. The book looks at two phenomena that are rarely examined together – racism and sectarianism. The author argues that thinking critically about sectarianism and other racisms in Northern Ireland helps to clear up some confusions regarding ‘race’ and ethnicity. Many of the prominent themes in debates on racism and anti-racism in the UK today – the role of religion, racism and ‘terrorism’, community cohesion – were central to discussions on sectarianism in Northern Ireland during the conflict and peace process. The book provides a sustained critique of the Race Relations paradigm that dominates official anti-racism and sketches out some elements of an emancipatory anti-racism.

New Right New Racism

New Right, New Racism is a comparative analysis of the role of racialized symbols in the right turn of US and British politics in the late 1970s through to today.

New Right  New Racism

Author: Amy Elizabeth Ansell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349139270

Page: 351

View: 217

New Right, New Racism is a comparative analysis of the role of racialized symbols in the right turn of US and British politics in the late 1970s through to today. The author argues that the symbol of race has been central to the New Right's project to redefine the cultural codes and broader social imaginary upon which the consensus politics of the post-war years was built. In the process of mobilizing race as an ideological articulator of the exit from consensus politics, the New Right has promoted a new form of racism qualitatively distinct from more traditional forms.

The Death and Life of Aboriginal Women in Postwar Vancouver

Although it took place in Vancouver's very recent past, this story is remarkably absent from literature in Aboriginal history, women's history, and postwar Canadian history.

The Death and Life of Aboriginal Women in Postwar Vancouver

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 870

Violence against indigenous women in Canada is endemic. Through a case study of postwar Vancouver, this paper situates this ongoing violence in its historical context. In the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, countless Aboriginal women died on the streets and in the cheap rooming houses and hotels of Vancouver's downtown eastside. These women died from the effects of poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, tuberculosis, and malnutrition, but too often their deaths were hastened by brutal assaults, rape, and murder. Although it took place in Vancouver's very recent past, this story is remarkably absent from literature in Aboriginal history, women's history, and postwar Canadian history. Using a feminist and anti-racist analysis of a public discourse about Aboriginal women, this paper examines the grave extent of racial and sexual violence against Aboriginal women during these decades. During the postwar period, Vancouver's Aboriginal population increased significantly, generating an anxious public discourse about the changing face of the city. This discourse, which appeared regularly in mainstream venues such as newspapers, civic reports, and social work theses, supported a narrative about Native women living and dying on Vancouver's skid road. Central to this narrative was a portrait of the "dead Indian girl," telling a fatalistic story of poverty, discrimination, loneliness, alcoholism, prostitution, rape, and death in the city. Using paternalistic language, this narrative infantilized and victimized Aboriginal women, but it was, nonetheless, designed to generate public attention. In response to this crisis, private organizations and concerned individuals established the Vancouver Indian Centre and several hostels for Aboriginal women; they thought that these facilities would keep women off the streets, and therefore, prevent further death on skid road. Yet despite these efforts, racial and sexual violence against Aboriginal women would continue.

The Politics of Integration

The ‘argument’ of this book, therefore, is a question: despite the legal, political and social commitments that emerged from the events of the Holocaust, why do both nations continue to govern minorities on the sites of the law and race ...

The Politics of Integration

Author: Chloe A. Gill-Khan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317139712

Page: 214

View: 761

After almost seven decades, Britain and France, nations with divergent political cultures and heirs to contrasting philosophies of 'integration', have proclaimed the failure to integrate their post-war ethnic minorities: at this present time, the ‘Muslim’. The ‘argument’ of this book, therefore, is a question: despite the legal, political and social commitments that emerged from the events of the Holocaust, why do both nations continue to govern minorities on the sites of the law and race? Through comparative readings of British Asian and Franco-Maghrebian literatures, the author examines the contours and patterns of British and French post-war governance and racism over four decades. Departing from prevailing theories in postcolonial studies that situate post-war racism within the narrative of colonialism or the politics of the nation-state, The Politics of Integration shows how we must re-appraise the inter-war histories of minorities if we are to ask more meaningful questions about the present. We are invited to take stock of how well theorization of post-war ethnic populations and their politics have served us in terms of asking: what does history tell us, and how and where do we - Europe and its minorities - go from here? As such, the book will appeal to scholars in multiple disciplines in the humanities and social sciences such as history, philosophy, literature, cultural and postcolonial studies.

Anti racist Discourse

Theoretical framework -- First writings against slavery -- Abolitionist discourse of the Quakers -- Black resistance against slavery and discrimination -- The civil rights movement -- Jewish resistance against antisemitism -- Postwar ...

Anti racist Discourse

Author: Teun A. van Dijk

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781108958356

Page:

View: 794

"Most research in Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) focuses on social power abuse and not on the resistance against such domination. Similarly, most of my own earlier critical studies deal with the discursive reproduction of racism as a form of ethnic domination, and not with antiracist discourse challenging prevailing discriminatory practices and prejudice. By examining the history and some of the properties of antiracist text and talk, this book is a necessary complement to my earlier analyses of discursive racism in politics, the media and education"--

Racial Propositions

This book looks beyond the headlines to uncover the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years.

Racial Propositions

Author: Daniel Martinez HoSang

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520947711

Page: 392

View: 719

This book looks beyond the headlines to uncover the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years. As the rest of the U.S. watched, California voters banned public services for undocumented immigrants, repealed public affirmative action programs, and outlawed bilingual education, among other measures. Why did a state with a liberal political culture, an increasingly diverse populace, and a well-organized civil rights leadership roll back civil rights and anti-discrimination gains? Daniel Martinez HoSang finds that, contrary to popular perception, this phenomenon does not represent a new wave of "color-blind" policies, nor is a triumph of racial conservatism. Instead, in a book that goes beyond the conservative-liberal divide, HoSang uncovers surprising connections between the right and left that reveal how racial inequality has endured. Arguing that each of these measures was a proposition about the meaning of race and racism, his deft, convincing analysis ultimately recasts our understanding of the production of racial identity, inequality, and power in the postwar era.

Race after Hitler

Race after Hitler tells the story of how troubled race relations among American occupation soldiers, and black-white mixing within Germany, unexpectedly shaped German notions of race after 1945.

Race after Hitler

Author: Heide Fehrenbach

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691188106

Page: 263

View: 665

When American victors entered Germany in the spring of 1945, they came armed not only with a commitment to democracy but also to Jim Crow practices. Race after Hitler tells the story of how troubled race relations among American occupation soldiers, and black-white mixing within Germany, unexpectedly shaped German notions of race after 1945. Biracial occupation children became objects of intense scrutiny and politicking by postwar Germans into the 1960s, resulting in a shift away from official antisemitism to a focus on color and blackness. Beginning with black GIs' unexpected feelings of liberation in postfascist Germany, Fehrenbach investigates reactions to their relations with white German women and to the few thousand babies born of these unions. Drawing on social welfare and other official reports, scientific studies, and media portrayals from both sides of the Atlantic, Fehrenbach reconstructs social policy debates regarding black occupation children, such as whether they should be integrated into German society or adopted to African American or other families abroad. Ultimately, a consciously liberal discourse of race emerged in response to the children among Germans who prided themselves on--and were lauded by the black American press for--rejecting the hateful practices of National Socialism and the segregationist United States. Fehrenbach charts her story against a longer history of German racism extending from nineteenth-century colonialism through National Socialism to contemporary debates about multiculturalism. An important and provocative work, Race after Hitler explores how racial ideologies are altered through transnational contact accompanying war and regime change, even and especially in the most intimate areas of sex and reproduction.

British Communism and the Politics of Race

British Communism and the Politics of Race explores the role that the Communist Party of Great Britain played within the anti-racism movement in Britain from the 1940s to the 1980s, campaigning against racial discrimination, popular ...

British Communism and the Politics of Race

Author: Evan Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004352368

Page: 292

View: 681

British Communism and the Politics of Race explores the role that the Communist Party of Great Britain played within the anti-racism movement in Britain from the 1940s to the 1980s, campaigning against racial discrimination, popular imperialism and fascist violence.

Transnational Ties

The transnational ties treated in this book truly span the globe, giving concrete meaning to the phrase "globalization from below.

Transnational Ties

Author: Richard K. Brail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351301268

Page: 175

View: 875

Cities are key sites of the transnational ties that increasingly connect people, places, and projects across the globe. They provide opportunities and constraints within which transnational actors and networks operate and nodes linking wider social formations traverse national borders. This book brings together a series of richly textured ethnographic studies that suggest new ways to situate and historicize transnationalism, identify new pathways to transnational urbanism, and map the contours of translocal, interregional, and diasporic connections not previously studied. The transnational ties treated in this book truly span the globe, giving concrete meaning to the phrase "globalization from below." How have the contributors to this book conceptualized the wider context informing the conduct of their ethnographically grounded, multi-sited research on the relationship between cities, migration, and transnationalism? Several interrelated contextual dimensions have been singled out as affecting the opportunities and constraints experienced by transnational migrant subjects. Socio-spatially, in several of these chapters, the political economic context now called neoliberal globalization is shown to be a key driving force creating conditions that necessitate, facilitate, or impede migration, foster trans-local economic ties, and create new inter-regional interdependencies--e.g., new South-South and East-East transnational ties. The changing historical context of both migrating groups and the cities and regions they move across are central to the study of the interplay of urban change and migrant transnationalism. The historical particularities of migrant recruitment, migration histories, migratory narratives, and changing gender and class relations all affect the character and geography of transnational migration with an impact on the social structures of community formation. This is a pioneering effort in the Comparative Urban and Community Research series.

Crisis Music

This book casts light on numerous current debates: about ‘celebrity politics’ and the role of musicians as political spokespeople, for instance, and the links between ethnicity, popular culture and politics.

Crisis Music

Author: Ian Goodyer

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 639

Marching to the beat of punk rock and reggae, Rock Against Racism was a mass movement built in opposition to racism and fascism in 1970s Britain. At a time of severe economic and social crises, RAR, alongside the Anti-Nazi League, organised one of the biggest and most effective political and cultural mobilisations of the post-war period. Expressing itself through spectacular carnivals, concerts, marches and innovative forms of design and communication, RAR combined hard-headed political organisation with the optimism and energy of radical youth culture. Drawing on interviews with activists, supporters and critics, and based on the latest research, Crisis Music explores the nature of this ground-breaking politico-cultural phenomenon. The author explains why RAR seized upon the power and passion of punk and reggae, and how this has helped to shape the boundaries of modern popular music. He also offers, for the first time, a clear picture of the relationship between RAR and its main political sponsor, the Socialist Workers Party. Crisis Music discusses RAR’s place within the left’s often-troubled encounters with popular culture, and draws comparisons with other music-based movements and campaigns, such as the post-war folk revival and Live 8. This book casts light on numerous current debates: about ‘celebrity politics’ and the role of musicians as political spokespeople, for instance, and the links between ethnicity, popular culture and politics. It will be of value to students and researchers in cultural studies, politics and labor history, and to anyone interested in the role of culture in political activity.

The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa

This is the first book to examine the British support for the anti-apartheid movement among its own black communities.

The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa

Author: Elizabeth Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857739514

Page: 336

View: 605

The postwar government of South Africa, led by H.F. Verwoerd, implemented wide-ranging racial segregation laws, beginning the open policy of apartheid in one of Africa's most prosperous and internationally influential states. During the apartheid era, the British government faced an uneasy dilemma: while repudiating apartheid laws it maintained an ambiguous stance towards the South African government. As black South Africans were reduced to the status of non-citizens after the 1970 Citizenship Act, increasing numbers of exiles and fugitives were finding refuge in Britain, which was now home to a growing anti-apartheid protest movement. This is the first book to examine the British support for the anti-apartheid movement among its own black communities. Elizabeth Williams highlights the connection between domestic anti-racism struggles and the struggle in South Africa, showing how black Britons who were themselves fighting racism in British society identified and expressed solidarity with black South Africans during the Apartheid years. Williams further assesses the way in which Black communities in Britain viewed Margaret Thatcher's support of South Africa despite the international call for sanctions. Featuring the work of acclaimed documentary photographer and civil rights activist Vanley Burke, this will be an essential book for students and scholars of race, British history, international relations, post-colonial studies and South African history.

The Culture of Football Violence Racism and British Society 1968 98

Britain enjoys a rich historical tradition of popular protest and collective action.

The Culture of Football  Violence  Racism and British Society  1968 98

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 946

View: 989

Britain enjoys a rich historical tradition of popular protest and collective action. Due to their public and publicized nature, sporting events have been recognized increasingly as venues in which broader cultural and political meanings are enacted and debated in the postwar period. This project examines how social anxieties about immigration, unemployment, and government repression were represented and contested through violence and eventually racist aggression at football matches. From 1968 to the mid-1970s, violence among fans and with police became expected on a weekly basis within and outside British football stadiums as new forms of spectator allegiance and sports consumption emerged. British football became a contested cultural and institutional site of racisms, violence, masculinities, and national mythologies. Rather than examining football per se, the principal aim of this project is to investigate how this distinct cultural milieu became a site for the British government to enact violence against working-class citizens by manipulating moral anxieties, physical environments, police tactics, and legal prosecution. Whereas many British sociologists have focused on the motivation of crowd behavior and the group dynamics among supporter gangs, this paper looks at the response of the state, local police authorities, and the Home Office and Department of Environment. Politicians concerned with British sport helped to create oppositional, aggressive and disciplinary environments that promoted mutually reciprocating violent environments. Beginning in the late 1970s, spectators not only participated in violence, but also racial abuse, in stadium environments. Several fans protested the emergence of successful black footballers, who came to represent conflicts about immigration, job and housing competition, and race riots in postwar Britain. The environment became a cultural location that several groups recognized as a platform for the contestation and manipulation of racial and class conflict: it garnered activism from the neo-fascist National Front, spawned several anti-racist organizations, captured the attention of the Home Office responsible for public order, and garnered extensive national press coverage. Consequently, the football environment not only mirrored social and political hostilities, but produced them as well.