The Open UniversitySkip to content

Racism and anti-racism in Europe: a critical analysis of concepts and frameworks

Erel, Umut (2007). Racism and anti-racism in Europe: a critical analysis of concepts and frameworks. Transfer, 13(3) pp. 359–375.

Full text available as:
PDF (Not Set) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (131kB)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


The targets and expressions of racism vary across Europe. This article discusses the relevance of different descriptions and analyses of racism despite the different terms used in different countries such as ‘ethnic minority’, ‘foreigner’ or ‘black’ and different interpretations of which differences matter. It shows the significance of a cross-national European perspective on racism. There are important convergences across European countries in the discourses and practices of racism, particularly the distinction between ‘useful’ and ‘abusive’ migrants. A cross-European perspective can be an important inspiration for anti-racist struggles.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1024-2589
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 17195
Depositing User: Users 8877 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 08:47
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 11:01
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU