With a theoretical, historic and comparative approach, this book assesses the nature and border of recent racism. The author analyses the genesis and the triggers of racist theories and how they slip from their evolutionary foundations to cultural givens. Read More
KEYWORDS: RACISM - IDENTITY ISSUES - POPULATION - IMMIGRATION - SECURITY LOGIC
Acknowledged failure of multiculturalism in Germany and in Great Britain, hunting of the Roma in France and in Italy, criminalization of being Latino in the United States, inter-ethnic conflict and anti-white racism in Africa, anti-black racism in Europe, anti-Christian riots in Asia and the Middle East, growing anti-Semitism and global Islamophobia…
What explains the persistence of racial prejudice in spite of unprecedented mobilization against racism? Are we witnessing the emergence of new ethno-racial boundaries?
With a theoretical, historic, and comparative approach, this book assesses the nature and borders of contemporary racism. The author analyzes how the security obsession comes, in many countries, with a tightening circle of national identity, in order to legitimize the reinforcement of social control of minorities and toughening border enforcement.
The author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Associate Researchers at Cevipof (Sciences Po.)