An excellent book both for those who are new to the study of race and ethnicity and for established scholars. It will no doubt be the text of choice on many courses and by many students.
A fresh and critical take on key concepts and ideas in the field of race and ethnicity. Nasar Meer’s account is a must for all students who are interested in deepening their understanding and it will become an important point of reference.
This concise, profound, and beautifully written book offers a tour de force across the landscape of race and ethnicity by a young author who masters them all.
A conceptually power-packed volume that is at once erudite and accessible, expansive and focused, true to sociological traditions yet stimulatingly exploratory. Scholars and students will be served very well by this absorbing, far-reaching enquiry into ethnicity and race.
The scope of selection truly demonstrates the profound intersections of racial issues with everyday phenomena and the general ubiquity of racial politics... this book successfully outlines the dynamics of the field and provides an excellent account of key concepts of essential topics of 'race' and ethnicity. Either as an engaging introduction to the discipline or a succinct reference to extend knowledge, the book is likely to appeal to a readership from within and beyond sociology; to undergraduates and researchers alike.
Thanks for sending a physical copy. I am making use of some of the chapters in my reading lists as primers for my students.
Very helpful summaries.
Writing is clear and concise, this book offers a lovely introduction/outline to the study of race and ethnicity. In turn, the clear layout ensures comfortable navigation and engagement with the material.
This work provides an extensive overview of contemporary discussions relating to race, ethnicity and religion. This topic needs to be addressed consistently throughout undergraduate and post graduate health care programmes. The structure of this publication allows specific reading in relation to a particular topic. In this way it lends itself for self-directed learning.
any excellent book that deals with complicated issues in a clear and challenging way. I have used this book across many subjects in health and social work.
Thank you Nasar for putting this book together. Really helpful in understanding concepts. Have enjoyed reading the part on 'Whiteness'.
There was a clear definition of terms. Additionally, I was able to use the text as a foundational resource for multiple lectures. Specifically, I have used the chapter on citizenship for lectures on policy and community organizing
This is a very useful book for my third year Cultures of Race and Racism course and I may use it for a three week block in a first year social divisions course too. Clear and accessible - perfect for undergraduates
I would recommend this book to students studying any humanities and/or social science modules. It is insightful, current, well-structured and easy to read. Students will find engaging with key concepts easy and interesting throughout this book.
A very clear overview of key concepts. It's the single text I recommend to students if they want to buy a book for the first year module Understanding Race.
This is an excellent book for those who believe in the existence of racismS. For those who understand race as an hierarchical ideology based on phenotype difference, the book engages the reader by conflating classical ideas with more contemporaries understandings of nationalism and ethnicity.
This book is truly accessible for younger undergraduate students. It covers several concepts in the field of race and ethnicity research which are central to Peace and Conflict Studies. It is especially important that further reading is suggested for each concept. The book will be included into recommended reading for the students attending "Civil society actors in local, national and international contexts" course in the third semester of the Peace and Conflict Studies Programme at Malmö University. The librarians will be asked to buy this book also as E-book.
A very helpful text that I recommend to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I am hoping that this text will be on the reading list of our new Ed Std course.
book recommended as supplementary reading for students who want to explore further .
library copy requested
This book is very useful for introducing the ideas of race and ethnicity for the first year sociology students. The book reflects on a wide range of topics from race and ethnicity to identities, different forms of racism, nationalism and migration and covers well both theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity as well as more recent developments in the way ethnicity and race are being conceptualised.
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