Racialized Boundaries: Race, Nation, Gender, Colour and by Floya Anthias, Nira Yuval-Davis

By Floya Anthias, Nira Yuval-Davis

This wide-ranging and obtainable publication examines race when it comes to social divisions resembling ethnicity, gender and sophistication. It offers an immense new method of learning the limits of race, and may be of curiosity to scholars of sociology, ethnic reports and gender reports.

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It also quotes reports and diaries of the day, in which these prisoners are constructed as sub-human animals. Indeed in them the exclusionary discourses of internal class divisions and external race divisions have been enmeshed. In more recent periods of Britain’s imperial past, the Irish and other Celts have joined, at least to a certain extent, the hegemonic colonial ethnicity. In Australia, for instance, despite internal divisions which persisted well into the twentieth century, the hegemonic ethnicity is called Anglo-Celtic (unlike the Anglo-Saxon one in both Britain and the USA, for instance) (de Lepervanche 1991; Yuval-Davis 1991b).

1987:54) A somewhat different kind of racist articulation which can be found in the British Left appears in Fay Weldon’s pamphlet Sacred Cows (1989). Writing in the midst of the ‘Rushdie affair’ Fay Weldon defended the right of Salman Rushdie to write, and denounced the call by Muslim fundamentalists (and other Muslims) to ban the book and even kill the author. But she did this on the basis of the cultural supremacy of the Christian European culture over the barbaric Muslim one: ‘The Bible is at least food for thought.

The rule on appointing applies to the British royalty, who nominally appoints him, but possibly also includes the Prime Minister, who recommends the candidate. The case has never been tested in British history (d’Israeli converted to Christianity). Another major way in which the relationship between Church and state in Britain has affected British public life has been the existence of the blasphemy law. It protects the Church of England from those same offensive attacks which are legal against other religions.

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