Introduction:Who's at the bottom? Examining claims about racial hierarchy

Song, Miri (2004) Introduction:Who's at the bottom? Examining claims about racial hierarchy. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 27 (6). pp. 859-877. ISSN 0141-9870. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Why do claims about racial hierarchy matter? The question whether some groups are worse off than others is highly pertinent at a time when there is growing recognition of multiple forms of racisms and racial oppression. It is widely accepted that racial hierarchies are still with us today, and this concept is peppered throughout writings on ‘‘race’’ and racisms, but, what, exactly, are racial hierarchies, how do racial hierarchies continue to matter, and in what ways do they operate? This special issue, which focuses on the USA and Britain, also addresses the following questions: Does the concept of racial hierarchy aid us in illuminating racial inequalities and the differential experiences of groups in Western multiethnic societies such as the USA and Britain? What sorts of criteria are used in arguments about the place of groups along racial hierarchies? What are the political implications of claims made about racial hierarchies?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Racial hierarchy; race; racism; USA; Britain; ethnic minorities.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:11
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 14:01
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