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The 'R' word : racism, Kurt Barling

Label
The 'R' word : racism
Title
The 'R' word
Title remainder
racism
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Barling
Title variation
Racism
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Race and racism remain an inescapable part of the lives of black people. Daily slights, often rooted in fears and misperceptions of the ?other?, still damage lives. But does race matter as much as it used to? Many argue that the post-racial society is upon us and racism is no longer a block on opportunity - Kurt Barling doubts whether things are really that simple. Ever since, at the age of four, he wished for ?blue eyes and blond hair?, skin colour has featured prominently as he, like so many others, navigated through a childhood and adolescence in which ?blackness? defined and dominated so much of social discourse. But despite the progress that has been made, he argues, the ?R? word is stubbornly resilient. In this powerful polemic, Barling tackles the paradoxes at the heart of anti-racism and asks whether, by adopting the language of the oppressor to liberate the oppressed, we are in fact paralysing ourselves within the false mythologies inherited from raciology, race and racism. Can society escape this so-called ?race-thinking? and re-imagine a Britain that is no longer ?Black? and ?White?? Is it yet possible to step out of our skins and leave the colour behind?
Member of
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Barling, Kurt
Dewey number
305.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Provocations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • Multiculturalism
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Blacks
  • Great Britain
Label
The 'R' word : racism, Kurt Barling
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057008032
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781849549424
Lccn
2015513359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60002061847
Stock number
12634556
System control number
(OCoLC)923553810
Label
The 'R' word : racism, Kurt Barling
Link
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057008032
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781849549424
Lccn
2015513359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60002061847
Stock number
12634556
System control number
(OCoLC)923553810

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