By Alana Lentin
This is an in-depth sociological learn of the phenomenon of anti-racism, as either political discourse and social stream perform in western Europe.
Lentin develops a comparative examine of anti-racism in Britain, France, Italy and eire. whereas ‘race’ and racism were submitted to many profound analyses, anti-racism has usually been handled as both the mere contrary of racism or as a subject matter for prescriptives or polemics by way of these fascinated by the patience of racist discrimination.
By distinction, this ebook perspectives anti-racism as various discourses which are vital to the knowledge of the politics of recent states. analyzing anti-racism offers us insights not just into present debates on citizenship, immigration and Europeanisation, however it additionally crucially assists us in figuring out the character of race, racism and racialisation themselves.
At a time of mounting country racism opposed to asylum seekers, migrants and refugees all through Europe and past, this publication presents a much-needed exploration of the discourse of anti-racism that shapes coverage and public opinion today.