Notes on theorizing racism and other things

Sivamohan Valluvan*, Nisha Kapoor

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In the spirit of ‘furthering debate and reflection’ in this response to Theories of Race and Ethnicity, we consider here the pertinence of the theme of resistance that occupies particular chapters within the collection and that has been central to key works within the wider race critical scholarship. Yet, when the larger field of contemporary race study is considered, we also note that other contiguous concerns – including capitalism, religion, nation, and war – are key factors in thinking through racism. Here, we further elaborate on how future theorizations of race and ethnicity must engage with these domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Early online date5 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2016

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  • capitalism
  • ethnicity
  • Race
  • religion
  • resistance
  • social theory

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