Silence About Race?

Reconfigurations of Racism in Contemporary Europe

Edited by Frank Peter

Transcript-Verlag

Silence About Race?

Pub Date: December 2020

ISBN: 9783837624632

280 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Silence About Race?

Reconfigurations of Racism in Contemporary Europe

Edited by Frank Peter

Transcript-Verlag

Racial semantics are shifting in Europe, race is coded in multiple ways, and the defense of naturalized privilege is regularly raised to preempt accusations of racism. The ability to identify racism as a particular kind of power formation has become complicated. This volumeexamines the relation of race to the operation of social power within particular contexts and the critical purchase and effectiveness of analytical concepts of racism. It combines conceptual reflections with case studies exploring the diverse ways racism is discussed in European countries today.

About the Author

Frank Peter is assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His research interests embrace political Islam, politics of secularism and historical memory.