© 1996

The Meaning of Race

Race, History and Culture in Western Society

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kenan Malik
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kenan Malik
    Pages 9-37
  4. Kenan Malik
    Pages 38-70
  5. Kenan Malik
    Pages 71-100
  6. Kenan Malik
    Pages 101-127
  7. Kenan Malik
    Pages 128-148
  8. Kenan Malik
    Pages 178-216
  9. Kenan Malik
    Pages 260-269
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 270-323

About this book


In The Meaning of Race, Kenan Malik throws new light on the nature and origins of ideas of racial difference. Arguing that the concept of 'race' is a means through which Western society has come to understand the relationship between humanity, society and nature, the book re-examines the relationship between Enlightenment thought and racial discourse, clarifies the nature of scientific racism, and presents a critique of postmodern theories of cultural 'difference'.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Meaning of Race
  • Book Subtitle Race, History and Culture in Western Society
  • Authors Kenan Malik
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-62857-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62858-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24770-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 323
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Ethnicity Studies
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