This title was first published in 2000: The book gives a discussion and many empirical examples of the possibilities for comparative research on racism. In the book the questions and problems are discussed and the relative costs and benefits of comparative research are pointed out. The question on what should be considered and solved when doing comparative research is central and the different chapters give specific answers. Moreover, the comparative issue is also raised with respect to the monitoring of racism in different countries and to initiatives for combating racism.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: racism in a comparative perspective, Maykel Verkuyten and Jessika ter Wal; Making racial culture: children and the mental life of a social concept, Lawrence A. Hirschfeld; Racism in nationalized states: a framework for comparative research, Andreas Wimmer; Conceptualizing racism and Islamophobia, Malcolm D. Brown; Ideologies, racism, discourse: debates on immigration and ethnic issues, Teun A. van Dijk; Giving foreigners the vote: ethnocentrism in Dutch and Belgium political debates, Dirk Jacobs; Political claims-making against racism and discrimination in Britain and Germany, Ruud Koopmans and Paul Statham; Group goal attributions and stereotypes in five former Soviet states, Louk Hagendoorn and Hub Linssen; Changes in national and ethnic stereotypes in Central and Eastern Europe, Edwin Poppe; Jewish identity, discrimination and anti-Semitism in three countries, Monica Savulescu-Voudouris and Camil Fuchs; A typology of racist violence: implications for comparative research and intervention, Claudio Bolzman, Anne-Catherine Salberg Mendoza, Monique Eckmann and Karl GrÃ¼nberg; Monitoring ethnic relations in Western and Eastern Europe, Cristiano Codagnone; Indices.
'This is an important study, examining the many dimensions of racism historically and comparatively.' Sage Race Relations Abstracts