© 1999

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

About the editors

DAVID ADAMSON University of Glamorgan GRAHAM DAY University of Wales, Bangor ANOOP NAYAK University of Newcastle SARAH NEAL Middlesex University MAX SILVERMAN Leeds University ROSEMARY SALES Middlesex University JOYCE I. SHERLOCK De Montfort University, Bradford RUTH SWIRSKY University of Westminster RAVI K. THIARA University of Warwick ANDREW THOMPSON University of Galmorgan JOOST VAN LOON University of Wales, Cardiff NINA YUVAL-DAVID University of Greenwich

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