The Politics of Race is an excellent resource for students and general readers seeking to learn about race policies and legislation. Arguing that 'states make race,' it provides a unique comparison of the development and construction of race in three white settler societies - Canada, the United States, and Australia. This timely new edition focuses on the politics of race after 9/11 and Barack Obama's election as president of the United States. Jill Vickers and Annette Isaac explore how state-sanctioned race discrimination has intensified in the wake of heightened security. It also explains the new race formation of Islamophobia in all three countries, and the shifts in how Hispanics and Asian Americans are being treated in the United States. As race and politics become increasingly intertwined in both academic and popular discourse, The Politics of Race aids readers in evaluating different approaches for promoting racial justice and transforming states.
Preface to the second edition Introduction. The Politics of Race in Three Settler States. Chapter One. Foundational Race Regimes - Internal Colonialism and Slavery Chapter Two. Subsequent Race Regimes - Segregation and Whites-only Nationalism Chapter Three. Immigration Policies and Multiculturalism Chapter Four. Federalism and Electoral Systems Chapter Five. Bottom-Up Approaches to Change Chapter Six. Top-Down approaches to Change Chapter Seven. The Meaning of Words. Notes Appendix References Index