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Relating Worlds of Racism

Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness

Editors: Essed, P., Farquharson, K., Pillay, K., White, E.J. (Eds.)

  • - Provides an opportunity for scholars and students to expeditiously examine the related phenomena and patterns that facilitate racism across global communities
  • - Includes fresh interpretations and analyses of the urgent global conditions of racism, devalued citizenship, and human rights infractions
  • - Contains chapters from a varied mix of well-established authors and new voices with original ideas. 
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About this book

This international edited collection examines how racism trajectories and manifestations in different locations relate and influence each other. The book unmasks and foregrounds the ways in which notions of European Whiteness have found form in a variety of global contexts that continue to sustain racism as an operational norm resulting in exclusion, violence, human rights violations, isolation and limited full citizenship for individuals who are not racialised as White. 

The chapters in this book specifically implicate European Whiteness – whether attempting to reflect, negate, or obtain it – in social structures that facilitate and normalise racism. The authors interrogate the dehumanisation of Blackness, arguing that dehumanisation enables the continuation of racism in White dominated societies. As such, the book explores instances of dehumanisation across different contexts, highlighting that although the forms may be locally specific, the outcomes are continually negative for those racialised as Black. 

The volume is refreshingly extensive in its analyses of racism beyond Europe and the United States, including contributions from Africa, South America and Australia, and illuminates previously unexplored manifestations of racism across the globe. 

About the authors

Philomena Essed is Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies for Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change
Karen Farquharson is Professor of Sociology and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne
Kathryn Pillay is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Elisa Joy White is Associate Professor of African American and African Studies at University of California at Davis

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Looking for Race: Pigmented Pasts and Colonial Mentality in “Non Racial” Africa

    Ochonu, Moses E.

    Pages 3-37

  • Practices “Odious Among the Northern and Western Nations of Europe”: Whiteness and Religious Freedom in the United States

    Boaz, Danielle N.

    Pages 39-62

  • The ‘Indian’ Question: Examining Autochthony, Citizenship, and Belonging in South Africa

    Pillay, Kathryn

    Pages 63-87

  • Don’t Know Nothin’ ‘bout Subsistence. We Gullah! Construction of Self as Indigenous in the Americas

    Fuller, Sharon Y.

    Pages 89-111

  • Race and Racism in Eastern Europe: Becoming White, Becoming Western

    Law, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 113-139

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78990-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78989-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relating Worlds of Racism
Book Subtitle
Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness
Editors
  • Philomena Essed
  • Karen Farquharson
  • Kathryn Pillay
  • Elisa Joy White
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78990-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78990-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78989-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 463
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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