Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2007 race and racialization cvr
384 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
December 2007
Print ISBN: 9781551303352
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This provocative volume will influence the way people think of race and racialization. It provides a thorough examination of these complex and intriguing subjects with historical, comparative, and international contributions.

Edited as a theoretically strong, cohesive whole, this book unites a remarkable ensemble of academic thinkers and writers from a diversity of backgrounds. Themes of ethnocentrism, cultural genocide, conquest and colonization, disease and pandemics, slavery, and the social construction of racism run throughout.

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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: Antecedents of the Racial Worldview, Audrey Smedley
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 21st 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 Antisemitism, 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: Settling In: Epidemics and Conquest to the End of the First Century, Noble David Cook
Chapter 15: The Guarani: The Economics of Ethnocide, Richard H. Robbins
Chapter 16: The Indians Are Coming to an End: The Myth of Native Desolation, Matthew Restall
Chapter 17: Saami and Norwegians: Symbols of Peoplehood and Nationhood, Trond Thuen

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: Racism in the Education System
Chapter 21: Resistance and Renewal: First Nations and Aboriginqal Education in Canada, Celia Haig-Brown
Chapter 22: Toward an Antiracist Agenda in Education: The Case of Malta - Carmel Borg and Peter Mayo
Chapter 23: The Denial of Difference: Reframing Anti-racist Praxis, George J. Sefa Dei

Part 3B: Racism and Employment
Chapter 24: Working Precariously: The Impact of Race and Immigrant Status on Employment Opportunities and Outcomes in Canada, Cheryl Teelucksingh and Grace-Edward Galabuzi
Chapter 25: The Integration of Racism into Everyday Life: The Story of Rosa N., Philomena Essed
Chapter 26: "They Can Be Hired in Masses; They Can Be Managed and Controlled like Un-thinking Slaves," Tomas Almaguer

Part 3C: Racism, the Media, and Popular Culture
Chapter 27: The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture, Daniel Francis
Chapter 28: "Our Enemies among Us!"--The Portrayal of Arab and Muslim Americans in Post-9/11 American Media, Robert Morlino
Chapter 29: Races, Racism and Popular Culture, John Solomos and Les Back

Part 3D: Racism in the Justice System and Police Force
Chapter 30: Inflammatory Rhetoric? Baseless Accusations? A Response to Gabor's Critique of Racial Profiling Research in Canada, Scot Wortley and Julian Tanner
Chapter 31: The Criminilization of Indigenous People, Chris Cunneen


Part 4A: Race, Privilege, and Identity
Chapter 32: Identity, Belonging, and the Critique of Pure Sameness, Paul Gilroy
Chapter 33: How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says about Race in America, Karen Brodkin
Chapter 34: Between Black and White: Exploring the "Biracial" Experience, Kerry A. Rockquemore
Chapter 35: Color and the Changing Racial Landscape, Margaret Hunter
Chapter 36: Language Matters, Vijay Agnew

Part 4B: Working against Racism
Chapter 37: Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory, Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Chapter 38: Anti-racism, Social Movements and Civil Society, Cathie Lloyd
Chapter 39: Racism/Anti-racism, Precarious Employment, and Unions, Tania Das Gupta
Chapter 40: "Reverse Racism"? Students' Responses to Equity Programs, Carl E. James
Chpater 41: How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays, Allan Berube

Copyright Acknowledgements

Tania Das Gupta

Tania Das Gupta is a Professor of Equity Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University.

Race and Racialization, Second Edition, Race and Racialization

Carl E. James

Carl E. James is the Director of the York Centre for Education and Community.

Race and Racialization, Second Edition, Race in Play, Race and Racialization

Roger C.A. Maaka

Roger C. A. Maaka is a Professor of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand.

Race and Racialization, Second Edition, The Indigenous Experience, Race and Racialization

Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Grace-Edward Galabuzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University.

Canada's Economic Apartheid, Race and Racialization, Second Edition, Race and Racialization

Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen is a Métis scholar from Saskatchewan and a Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.

Race and Racialization, Second Edition, The Indigenous Experience, Race and Racialization


"An outstanding collection of readings. Excellent introduction linking colonialism to concepts of race and prejudice. This establishes issues of race from the beginning as rooted in relations of power. Selected readings on the aboriginal, African, and Latino experiences provide detailed discussion of colonial and economic roots of racialized experiences. Strong critical readings cover issues of multiculturalism, popular culture, justice, politics, and diasporic communities."
—  Sylvia Hale, Chair, Department of Sociology, St. Thomas University

"This reader's uniting of anthropological roots of racial thinking to colonialism, prejudice, and institutional racism will appeal to many. This book will prove to be a convenient and useful teaching aid."
—  Sean Hier, University of Victoria

"Before the publication of this book, there was no focused text on racism that challenged the established orthodoxy of the liberal multiculturalist agenda of assimilation and cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples."
—  Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, Indigenous Peoples Research Chair, University of Victoria

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