Race and Ethnicity: Identity, Culture and Society by Stephen Spencer

By Stephen Spencer

Broad-ranging and entire, this incisive new textbook examines the transferring meanings of 'race' and ethnicity and collates the basic options in a single integral significant other quantity. From Marxist perspectives to post-colonialism, this e-book investigates the attendant debates, matters and analyses in the context of worldwide swap. utilizing foreign case reviews from Australia, Malaysia, the Caribbean, Mexico and the united kingdom and examples of renowned imagery that support to provide an explanation for the more challenging parts of concept, this key textual content makes a speciality of lifestyle concerns resembling: ethnic conflicts and polarized states racism(s) and guidelines of multiculturalism diasporas, asylum seekers and refugees combined race and hybrid id Incorporating summaries, questions, illustrations, routines and a thesaurus of phrases, this student-friendly textual content additionally places ahead feedback for extra venture paintings. huge in scope, interactive and available, this booklet is a key source for undergraduate and postgraduate point scholars of 'race' and ethnicity around the social sciences.

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Cannot always be captured through simplistic and static applications of the concept of “stereotype”’ (2000: 124). It appears that despite the wayward tabloid examples of invective against asylum seekers and others, media discourses of race are inevitably parasitic on social and political formations in the wider society. At certain times, the media draws on crude popular stereotypes (see the example below of Englishness and Frenchness). While we know these are probably stereotypes we still recognise them and they may have the appearance of ‘home truths’ cemented into place by habitual usage and familiarity.

He went interstate and joined up as a non-Aboriginal. After the war he could not acquire a passport without permission because he was Aboriginal. He received exemption from the Aborigines Protection Act – and was told that he could 33 THE POLITICS OF NAMING no longer visit his relations on the reserve because he was not an Aboriginal. He was denied permission to enter the Returned Servicemen’s Club because he was. (Read 1996) Race is central to ideas of culture that emerged during the Enlightenment.

A) Was there a consensus or was the diversity of views a sign of the openness of the poster? (b) What did the different or similar readings say about your backgrounds? 7 Imagine the face on the poster was white instead of black. What codes might we use to make sense of it? 30 CHAPTER 2 The Politics of Naming In this section, the importance of language and other cultural codes are explored in more depth. We have shown that the connotations of cultural codes are actively interpreted by the ‘reader’ and that, while they are open to different readings in practice, these tend to be constrained by dominant social values and popular conventions of interpretation that can be dissected along the lines of key social divisions from which they are viewed.

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