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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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Islamophobia as a Form of Racism: A Response

A response to our featured paper: Re-describing Islamophobia in a language of anti-racism

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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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Being Black At The Polish Seaside

By Bolaji Balogun In November 2018, FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) released a report on ‘Being Black in the EU’. The report analyses the lived experiences of people of African descent and their children in 12 EU Member States: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Sweden and the United […]

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Brexit: Brace yourselves for Rising Racism and Islamophobia

By Sadia Habib The campaign for Britain to Exit (Brexit) from the European Union has now been firmly established as one that promoted racialised rhetoric ruthlessly and without any concern for the consequences. What does this mean for the multicultural conviviality in the postcolonial cities in Britain? Even before the result was declared on Friday, social […]

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Class Analysis in the Age of Trump (and Brexit): The Pernicious New Politics of Identity

By Gurminder K Bhambra Class has come increasingly to the fore in explanations of outcomes of the UK referendum on leaving the EU and the US Presidential election. Much of this commentary has been prefaced with a criticism of the privileging of identity politics over socio-economic inequality. As a consequence, the white working class, the […]

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Brexit, Bins and Blaming the Victim: UK Debates on Immigration and Integration

By Naaz Rashid Last week a rather irate Polish friend told me how he’d set his alarm for 6.00 am on his day off to put his rubbish out. His local authority doesn’t provide wheelie bins and he was fed up of the local foxes ripping his bin bags to shreds and scattering rubbish everywhere, […]

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Widening Our Participation

To whom it may concernCan you hear your own wordsThat fortify justify normalise these hallowed hallsAs walls of whiteness standing highTo keep us on the other side.Taming us, shaming usLetting us in if we are silent or compliant. But listen up, these walls have eyes and earsYour ugly words and dirty work don’t make poetryBut […]

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Teaching Racism, Classism and Patriarchy with Emotions

By Lisa Kalayji What are you teaching this year? If you were inspired by Lisa Kalayji’s suggestions then why not write your own? We’d love to receive reading lists on any sociological topic, following a similar format to Lisa’s. Please contact community@thesociologicalreview.com if you are interested. The autumn teaching term is coming up, so over the next […]

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Brexit London: the past, present and future of racism in the capital

By Malcolm James On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom voted by referendum to leave the European Union. Viewed as the great tragedy of Boris Johnson’s elitism, it can also be attributed to at least a century of xeno-racism nurtured by successive Labour and Conservative governments. If Brexit was in part the consequence of decades […]

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Business as Usual: Racism’s Relation to Brexit

By Ali Meghji When Anoop Nayak recently came to give a talk at my university, several of the faculty were quick to deny his claims of a ‘purging of the [white] British nation’ – I doubt they would reject it with such positivity now. Sociologically, the result of the EU referendum is not particularly surprising; […]

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A Self-Imploding, Crumbling Empire is an Ugly Place

By Terese Jonsson If I had been able to vote in the referendum, I would have voted Remain. Considering the political and media preoccupation with immigration, it was clear that there was no space within mainstream debate for any more complex interpretations of a Leave vote other than as further legitimising Far Right racism as […]

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