Thinking Identities

Ethnicity, Racism and Culture

  • Avtar Brah
  • Mary J. Hickman
  • Máirtín Mac an Ghaill

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thinking Identities: Ethnicity, Racism and Culture

    1. Avtar Brah, Mary J. Hickman, Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
      Pages 1-21
  3. Managing Difference within the Nation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Max Silverman, Nira Yuval-Davis
      Pages 25-48
    3. Andrew Thompson, Graham Day, David Adamson
      Pages 49-67
  4. Re-presenting Whiteness

  5. Complex Social Divisions and Cultural Interactions

  6. Migration and Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Joyce I. Sherlock
      Pages 205-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-225

About this book


This book brings together research about a diverse range of groups who are rarely analysed together: Welsh, Irish, Jewish, Arab, White, African and Indian. The aim of the book is to critique orthodox explanations in the field, drawing upon the best of 'old' and 'new' theory. Key contemporary questions include: issues about the black-white model of racism; the underplaying of anti-semitism; the need to examine ethnic majorities, as well as whiteness and the reconfiguration of the United Kingdom.


culture gender identity migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Avtar Brah
    • 1
  • Mary J. Hickman
    • 2
  • Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
    • 3
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Irish Studies CentreUniversity of North LondonUK
  3. 3.Sheffield UniversityUK

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