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Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity

by Nasar Meer SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9780857028679
Format:
Hbk 176 pages
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This book offers an accessible discussion of both foundational and novel concepts in the study of race and ethnicity. Each account will help readers become familiar with how long standing and contemporary arguments within race and ethnicity studies contribute to our understanding of social and political life more broadly. Providing an excellent starting point with which to understand the contemporary relevance of these concepts, Nasar Meer offers an up-to-date and engaging consideration of everyday examples from around the world.

INTRODUCTION

The scope of selection truly demonstrates the profound intersections of racial issues with everyday phenomena and the general ubiquity of racial politics... this book successfully outlines the dynamics of the field and provides an excellent account of key concepts of essential topics of 'race' and ethnicity. Either as an engaging introduction to the discipline or a succinct reference to extend knowledge, the book is likely to appeal to a readership from within and beyond sociology; to undergraduates and researchers alike.
Dr Nasar Meer is Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship, and Chancellor's Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Strathclyde. During 2012-13 he was a Minda de Gunzberg Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and a member of the British Council's Outreach Program. He has previously studied at the Universities of Essex, Edinburgh, and Bristol, and held a visiting fellowship with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. He presently holds a visiting fellowship with the University of Arhus. Nasar was previously a Lecturer at the University of Southampton, and a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the Bristol Institute for Public Affairs. www.nasarmeer.com