Cambridge University Press has launched a free, online collection of book chapters and journal articles addressing the complex relationships between race, racism and power.
Race and Power will offer a regularly updated selection of scholarship published by the Press, providing a long-term resource that’s freely available to anyone with an internet connection.
It has evolved from an earlier, temporary collection that was made available as a response to the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests against the continuing racism faced by Black people. While that collection focussed on protests, policing and race, particularly in the United States, its successor casts its net wider, looking at the deep historical roots of racism and the different forms it takes around the world. The initial selection will look at the experiences of enslaved Africans and their descendants.
Race and Power will be updated four times a year, with content that increasingly explores these issues across the globe and across disciplines. Subjects covered will include the legacies of colonialism; politics and social movements; slavery; health and medicine; economy, labour and inequality; cultural representation, and reckoning with the past.
The launch collection includes extracts from award-winning scholarship, including The Anger Gap by Davin Phoenix (Winner, 2020 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association), which looks at how race shapes emotion in politics; and White Identity Politics by Ashley Jardina (Joint winner, 2020 Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology, American Political Science Association), which explores how discontent at the increasing diversity in American society has led many white Americans to view politics through the lens of a racial identity.
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