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Featured Paper: Re-describing Islamophobia in a Language of Anti-racism

Our Featured Paper section celebrates an excellent paper from the journal by hosting a blog post from the authors, alongside responses.

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Book Review: The Fire Now edited by Johnson, Joseph-Salisbury & Kamunge

Review by Sara Salem The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence, edited by Azeezat Johnson, Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Beth Kamunge, was published by Zed Books in November 2018. Remi Joseph-Salisbury is a Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities at the University of Manchester. He is the author of ‘Black Mixed-Race Men’, a […]

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Anti-Racism in ‘Post-Racial’ Times

By Remi Joseph-Salisbury ‘… but then as a coloured anti-British libtard of course you would not like one of the greatest ENGLISHMEN of all time.’ This was just one of many responses to a comment piece that – following the decision to depict Winston Churchill on the new £5 note – I was invited to […]

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Podcasts

The Undisciplining Sessions: Episode 3: Decolonisation and anti-racist solidarity within and beyond the University

What should anti-racist solidarity within and beyond the university look like? In this episode, Chantelle Lewis, editorial manager at The Sociological Review, Adam Elliott-Cooper (Kings College London) and Remi Joseph-Salisbury (University of Manchester) discuss the challenges of doing anti-racist work within and beyond the university. They talk about how to build solidarities that weave together […]

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Sociological Imagination, ‘Lived Theory’ and Black Liberation: The Legacy of A. Sivanandan

By Jasbinder S. Nijjar The contribution of Ambalavaner Sivanandan to the anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggle in Britain and beyond far exceeds the features of his legacy saluted in this short piece. His intellect was as inspirational in local community halls as across university campuses and lecture theatres. His writings were resources of resistance as much […]

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Catching the Future on the Wing

By Adam Elliott-Cooper Of all the late Sivanandan’s writing which has had the most profound effect on me, it is his speech to the GLC in March 1983, which was turned in to the introduction of Challenging Racism: Strategies for the ‘80s, that remains at the forefront of my mind. While it offered a detailed yet […]

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Sivanandan’s Pessimistic Hope in a Degraded Age

By Ben Gidley I moved to London in 1991. In many ways, it was a miserable year for me. I started a Philosophy degree at a Russell Group university, and I found myself loathing the entitlement and privilege, the casual homophobia, racism and class conceit of the student body and most of the lecturers. Reading […]

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Anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ activism in the academy and beyond

Wednesday 27th March 2019, 10am to 5.30pm followed by informal socialising The Bluecoat, 8 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT How is anti-racist and ‘decolonial’ work in universities located in and contributing to movements in wider society? How is the relationship between race and migration understood and engaged with in activism? How can recent UK campaigns […]

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