Opening a dialogue on race, class and national belonging

Virdee, S. (2015) Opening a dialogue on race, class and national belonging. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(13), pp. 2259-2266. (doi: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1058508)

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In this essay, I respond to the reviewers of my book, Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider, including Bhattacharrya, Frost, Jefferys, Meer, Roediger and van der Linden. In particular, I elaborate further on the epistemological foundations of the book, including my aim to stretch the concept of working class to accommodate both ethnic diversity, and the significance of racism and anti-racism within it. Then, I state the case for how the concept of the racialized outsider can help transform our understanding of the key signposts of English working-class history. The significance of the anti-racist accomplishments of the 1970s and 1980s are also given further consideration alongside the relevance of the book and its arguments to the present environment – a period where those accomplishments have started to be reversed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Virdee, Professor Satnam
Authors: Virdee, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Ethnic and Racial Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-4356
Published Online:24 August 2015

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