Mapping Global Racisms

Red Racisms

Racism in Communist and Post-Communist Contexts

Authors: Law, I.

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This book analyzes racism in Communist and post-Communist contexts, examining the 'Red' promise of an end to racism and the racial logics at work in the Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Cuba and China, placing these in the context of global racialization.

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IAN LAW Professor of Racism and Ethnicity Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds and founding Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, UK. His major books include Ethnicity and Education in England and Europe (with S. Swann), Racism and Ethnicity, Racism, Postcolonialism and Europe (edited with Huggan), Institutional Racism in Higher Education (edited with Turney and Phillips), Race in the News, Racism, Ethnicity and Social Policy, Local Government and Thatcherism (with Butcher, Leach and Mullard) and The Local Politics of Race (with Ben-Tovim, Gabriel, and Stredder).

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'To date there has been no comprehensive account of racial order and the structural and experiential conditions of racism in communist and post-communit societies. Ian Law's Red Racisms offers a unique comparative and relational analysis of race and racism in the former Soviet Union and in the contemporary Russian Federation, in East European communist satellites and their post-communist aftermaths, and in Cuba. He demonstrates accordingly that though communist states were formally committed to excising racial discrimination, racial formation and racist experience remained constitutive features of modern state arrangement both in their communist and post-communist forms. The compelling account Law offers in Red Racisms fills a major gap in studies of race and racism. It will serve as an important source as much for those working on communist and post-communist states as it significantly advances our understanding of racial states and racisms.' - David Theo Goldberg, Director and Professor, University of California, Humanities Research Institute, USA

'Race and racism are truly worldwide phenomena. Ian Law shows how racism persisted under communism - in the USSR, China, Cuba, and elsewhere. These huge areas have largely avoided our antiracist gaze. No longer. Law turns our attention, not only toward the continuity of racial oppression under "actually existing communism," but also to the imperative of rethinking the false equation: communism = antiracism. Indeed racism is on the rise today in the "post-communist" countries. Caught between official denials of racism and the austerity and fear imposed by neoliberal regimes, blacks, Muslims, Roma, Jews, and others remain under assault. Existing democratic and inclusive rhetoric - for example appeals to "human rights" - does not avail them. Red Raciisms is indispensable in the effort to understand racism as a global system. Highly recommended, especially for the classroom.' - Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and author of The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since WWII


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Red Racisms
Book Subtitle
Racism in Communist and Post-Communist Contexts
Authors
Series Title
Mapping Global Racisms
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03084-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137030849
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30030-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33608-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 183
Topics