Racism : A Critical Analysis

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The book traces the legacy of racism across three continents, from its origins to the present day, bringing a sophisticated neo-Marxist analysis to bear on a muti-faceted and endemic topic.Mike Cole takes us through the racial histories of the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. In the UK, he focuses on the effects of colonialism, anti-Gipsy, Roma and Traveller and xeno-racism. Turning to the United States, he charts the legacies of indigenous genocide and slavery, as well as exploring anti-Latina/o racism. Finally, in Australia, he interrogates the idea of 'Terra Nullius' and its ongoing impact on the indigenous peoples, as well as racism experienced by South Sea Islanders and Asians. International forms are also covered, including Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Irish racism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745334725
  • 9780745334721

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'[An] interesting, clear, and thoughtful piece of scholarship' -- Marx & Philosophy Review of Books 'Reminds us of the histories of racism across America, Australia and the UK. This is an important reminder of the need to take a long view as we renew our shared struggle against the racism still scarring human lives across the globe' -- Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya, author of Tales Of Dark Skinned Women and Dangerous Brown Menshow more

About Mike Cole

Dr Mike Cole is Professor in Education, University of East London; and Emeritus Research Professor in Education and Equality, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. His latest books are Racism and Education in the UK and the US: Towards a Socialist Alternative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Critical Race Theory and Education: a Marxist Response (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The UK 2. The US 3. Australia Conclusion Notes Indexshow more