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Introduction

Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0001
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There is no easy answer to the question of what racism is, how it developed, and why it continues. The Introduction argues that these are complex and contentious issues and that one of the ... More
1. Racism and racists: some conundrums

1. Racism and racists: some conundrums  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0002
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The term ‘racism’ originated with the Nazi project to make Germany ‘clean of Jews’ However, notions of racism were present before the term was coined. The Nazi project was only one stage in ... More
4. Take the money and run

4. Take the money and run  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778421
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0005
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‘Take the money and run’ explains the ‘basic trust game’ which is an economic experiment asking participants to make decisions of trust without communicating with others. This test tells ... More
2. Why trust and trustworthiness matter

2. Why trust and trustworthiness matter  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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9780191778421
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0003
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9780199697342
A trusted person's life runs more smoothly than a distrusted one's. Trust is a compliment, distrust an insult. However, trust can be a burden when we suspect we're not up for the job or ... More
2. Migration

2. Migration  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0002
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‘Migration’ looks at the movement of peoples across the globe from a diasporic point of view. When applied to migration, the term diaspora tends to homogenize the experiences of large ... More
6. New racisms?

6. New racisms?  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0007
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Few people now admit to racist feelings. But even those that might have problems agreeing on how many races there are and how they are to be differentiated from each other. If this ... More
7. Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment

7. Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0008
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People are often accused of using racialized language but this is not the same as being called a racist. What constitutes an identity? An individual or group identity is only partly a ... More
Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.001.0001
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Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction believes that multiculturalism is in terminal crisis. It has been blamed for undermining national identity, diluting social ... More
Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Racism: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.001.0001
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9780192805904
Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject and to explore its history, science, and culture. But what actually is race? How has ... More
4. ‘Integration’, class inequality, and ‘community cohesion’

4. ‘Integration’, class inequality, and ‘community cohesion’  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0005
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The concept of ‘integration’ has replaced multiculturalism as the key theme of national and local policies towards ethnic minorities. Especially in Britain, the notions of ‘community ... More
1. What is multiculturalism?

1. What is multiculturalism?  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0002
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An acceptable definition of multiculturalism is notoriously elusive. ‘Multiculturalism’ entered public discourses in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It has never been about encouraging ... More
9. Swing to the right, 1977–1995

9. Swing to the right, 1977–1995  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625207
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0009
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9780199766048
Menachem Begin became prime minister of Israel on June 20, 1977, with a clear goal: to implement as quickly and as extensively as possible the policies of Revisionist Zionism as articulated ... More
6. Knowledge and expertise

6. Knowledge and expertise  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778421
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0007
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We need more than good intentions to trust. We also need competence. The knowledge aspect of trust is less morally weighted than the honesty aspect of trust. ‘Knowledge and expertise’ looks ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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9780199858583
‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
6. The future of diaspora

6. The future of diaspora  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0006
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‘The future of diaspora’ looks at what diaspora could mean in the years to come. When used by scholars, diaspora can homogenize a group or accentuate their differences. The term must be ... More
2. Sex, seed, and sin in the medieval world

2. Sex, seed, and sin in the medieval world  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0002
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The decline of the Roman Empire led to a dramatic drop in trade and the loss of much ancient scholarship. Then, around ad 1000, advances in farming, transport, and finance and an improving ... More
8. Progress and possibility

8. Progress and possibility  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0008
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9780198790457
After millennia of speculation, confusion, and belated progress geneticists are now able to explain how coils of DNA create the proteins out of which we are all formed; they can tell us ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0001
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9780199546039
Multiculturalists can sometimes have a simplistic view of ethnic cultures as homogenous entities, having core, essential characteristics. The reality is much more complicated. ... More
3. Has multiculturalism created ghettos and ‘parallel lives’?

3. Has multiculturalism created ghettos and ‘parallel lives’?  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199546039
The racial riots of 2001 and after that afflicted northern areas in Britain were extremely damaging for multiculturalism in Britain and the rest of Europe. The government reports into the ... More
Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global era

Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global era  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199546039
The first question to ask is: has multiculturalism failed? Many European national states have decided that multiculturalism is over. This VSI argues that the opposite is true. ... More

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