Post-racial futures: imagining post-racialist anti-racism(s)

Paul, Joshua. 2014. Post-racial futures: imagining post-racialist anti-racism(s). Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37(4), pp. 702-718. ISSN 0141-9870 [Article]

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Can the theoretical insights of post-racialism contribute to the development of a progressive anti-racism? Drawing on interviews with anti-racist organizations in London, this article explores the translation of the theoretical insights of post-racialism into anti-racist praxis. Theoretically informed and empirically engaged, this article argues that post-racialism faces its own set of paradoxes and practical dilemmas complicating the process of deriving post-racialist practice(s) from post-racialist theory. The article concludes that, in spite of the challenges, the powerful questions that post-racialism raises create a much needed ethico-political space for critical reflection on the concept and category of race. Ultimately, post-racialist insights may refine understandings of the discriminatory practices performed in the name of race and point towards a methodological approach of working with and against race in anti-racism.

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race; post-racialism; racism; anti-racism; post-racial; racialization

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24 Mar 2014 10:29

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12 Jun 2015 15:46

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