European Memories of the Second World War

European Memories of the Second World War

By: Charles Burdett (editor), Helmut Peitsch (editor), Claire Gorrara (editor)Paperback

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For several decades, a political discourse, which incites exclusion and hatred against those who are perceived as different, has been gaining ground, most notably in affluent and developed countries. Racism is back, and antiracism is no longer accepted as an argument that suffices in itself. Focusing on the growth of racism in large cities and urban areas, this volume represents views by scholars from around the world, who work in different social sciences, on the one hand; on the other, it offers statements by non-practicing academics such as culture brokers, journalists and. The book is conceived in such a way that the contributions of the scientists and the non-academic specialists are grouped around common themes, highlighting existing debates and bringing together widely scattered information. Labour politics, cultural selectionism, separate education for minorities and majorities and other projects point in the direction of more exclusion and racism. Community work, intercultural education and political organization of religious practices explore alternative avenues.

About Author

Rik Pinxten is Professor at Ghent University after field work with Navajo Indians (USA); works in comparative anthropology and the study of religion. Ellen Preckler is City Interface for youth organisations in Flanders Belgium.


Part One: Disempowering through Racism, How a Dream was Shattered by Patrick Janssens Explaining Increased Racial Conflict in Post-industrial Societies: the Creation of Systemic 'Competitive' Youth Unemployment by Troy Duster, Racial Conflicts in British Cities by Eric Seward, Limits of Tolerance and Limited Tolerance: How Tolerant are the Danes? by Peter Hervik, The Politics of 'Caste is Race': the Impact of Urbanisation by Dipankar Gupta, Playing the Media: the Durban Case by Guy Poppe, The Relevance of the Language of Race in South Asian Conflicts by Sumit Sarkar, The Fremmede and the Dalit are Silent: Danish and Indian Cultural Worlds by Donald Robotham, Approaching Racism: Attitudes, Actions and Social Structure by Robert A. Rubinstein / Part Two: Empowering to Combat Racism, The Paradox of Secondary Ethnicity by Emanuel Marx,Is Harmony Possible in a Multiracial Society? The Case of Singapore by Mary Judd, Racism and Intercultural Issues in Urban Europe by Jagdish S. Gundara, Antiracist Empowerment through Culture and Legislation by Johan Leman, Racism in Large Cities: the Means to Empower/Disempower Groups and Communities by Glyn Ford, Riding the Tiger: the Difficult Relationship between NGOs and the Media by Marc Peirs, Urban Crowds Manipulated: Assessing the Austrian Case as an Example in Wider European Tendencies, Andre Gingrich, Some Reflections on Culture and Violence by Erwin Jans

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  • ISBN13: 9781845451585
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9781845451585
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 1845451589

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