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Anti-Racism (Key Ideas)by Alastair Bonnett
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Much has been written on racism and ethic hatred. But what about traditions of racial tolerance and equality? "Anti-Racism" offers an historical and international introduction to the development of this topic. Drawing on sources from around the world, it explains the roots and illustrates the practice of anti-racism in Western and non-Western societies. The author introduces the contemporary dilemmas being tracked within anti-racist debate as well as the criticisms of anti-racism that have been heard within Western societies. This is one of the first books to look at anti-racism as a topic of social, scientific, historical and geographical inquiry. This will prove a unique resource for anyone interested in issues of equality, race or ethnicity.
This introductory text provides students for the first time with an historical and international analysis of the development of anti-racism. Drawing on sources from around the world, the author explains the roots and describes the practice of anti-racism in Western and non-Western societies from Britain and the United States to Malaysia and Peru.
Topics covered include:
* the historical roots of anti-racism
* race issues within organisations
* the practice of anti-racism
* the politics of backlash.
This lively, concise book will be an indispensable resource for all students interested in issues of race, ethnicity and in contemporary society more generally.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -188) and index.
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