Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2007

208 Pages | 20 b/w illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192805904

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (03)

Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Ali Rattansi

Very Short Introductions

  • Takes a frank and objective look at how and why racial prejudices and stereotypes are deeply embedded in Western culture.
  • Guides the reader through the confusion that surrounds the meaning of the word racism, and how it differs from ethnocentrism, nationalism, and xenophobia.
  • Examines how the scientific validity of 'race' has been comprehensively undermined by modern genetic science.
  • Uses important historical examples as well as up-to-date cases, from the British Empire to the American civil rights movement and the Macpherson Report on 'institutional racism' in the London Metropolitan Police.