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Whiteness and Racialization

  • Nasar Meer
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Part of the Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference book series (ATSIAD)

Abstract

On the basis of the book chapters, this concluding chapter takes up some of key junctures and challenges either dealt with directly or lingering on. The chapter argues for more empirical and theoretical sensitivity to historical contexts of whiteness but without losing sight of the perspective on power and racial discourse formation it offers. Second, the chapter takes up the differences and overlapping between whiteness and white people, and argues for the inclusion of nuances that sees white marginalities within whiteness as well as nonwhite reinforcements of white privileges. Finally, the chapter argues that the racialization of Muslims as an older phenomenon but new in the field of racism—a type of racism that includes inferiorization but also some new forms of interrelationship with different and coexisting forms of subordination.

Keywords

Racialization Whiteness Islamophobia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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