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Race, power and knowledge

Murji, Karim (2002). Race, power and knowledge. In: Braham, Peter and Janes, Linda eds. Social Divisions and Differences. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 159–204.

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This chapter examines race as a social divison by employing the distinctive concept of the "labour of division" (Hetherington and Munro, 1997). this idea emphasizes the effort, or labour, entailed in the construction and maintenance of divisions. In other words, social divisions are constructions that require work to manufacture and maintain distinctive ways of "seeing" the world. Vision, power and expertise are implicated in these constructions, as we will see in sections 2, 3 and 4.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2002 The Open University
ISBN: 0-631-23310-5, 978-0-631-23310-7
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
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Item ID: 30237
Depositing User: Karim Murji
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:08
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