The course provides an introduction to theoretical, historical and contemporary debates around race, racism and ethnicity. It firstly explores the main theoretical perspectives which have been used to analyse racial and ethnic relations, in a historical and contemporary framework. It then examines the historical, social and political context of racial relations in contemporary societies, focusing primarily on Britain, although it also draws on comparative examples. Race relations and social theory; race and ethnicity in historical perspective; race and class; race and the nation-state; multiculturalism; black feminism; diaspora and hybridity; whiteness; mixed race; racism and the legacy of Empire; race and immigration; race relations and public policy; race, racism and riots; community cohesion; Muslim identities; asylum and new migrations; racism in contemporary Europe.

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