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Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature
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Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature

Dave Gunning

Abstract

This book offers an extended exploration of the cultural impact of the politics of race and antiracism in Britain by focusing on a selection of recent novels by black British and British Asian writers. It argues that an understanding of how race and ethnicity function in contemporary Britain can only be gained through attention to antiracism: the politics of opposing discrimination which manifest at the level of state legislation, within local and national activism, and inside the scholarly exploration of race. It is antiracism that now most strongly conditions the emergence of racial categori ... More

Keywords: Britain, politics of race, antiracism, novels, Africa, ethnicity, political culture, ethnic communities, racial identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314827
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316258

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Dave Gunning, author

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