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Racism, Violence and Harm

Ideology, Media and Resistance

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  • Centres voices of those from the 'global south’/developing countries
  • Covers a range of violence including political violence
  • Discusses the role of the state, the social position of marginalised groups, and the reproduction of racial power

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture (PSCMC)

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About this book

​This book examines connections between racism, violence, and social harms, along with the parts played by media actors and institutions in sustaining these phenomena. The chapters present instances of racism from numerous countries in connection with state violence, media coverage of harms and violence against racialised others, including Roma, Palestinians, Indigenous Australians, Maori, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Muslim peoples, Black people in Portugal, Middle-Eastern people in Australia, and asylum seekers. The chapters analyse ideology while paying attention to history and global context, tracing intersectional dynamics including nexuses of racism, class, and gender. They focus on various aspects of violence, including state, colonial and imperialist violence and ideological violence. The book is necessarily interdisciplinary, but explicitly anti-racist and attentive to resistances. It traverses criminology, sociology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, mediastudies, history, and cognate fields.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology, University of York, York, UK

    Monish Bhatia

  • School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

    Scott Poynting

  • School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

    Waqas Tufail

About the editors

Monish Bhatia is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York, UK.

Scott Poynting is Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology and in the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Waqas Tufail is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

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