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Book review: the ‘R’ word by Kurt Barling

Shahid, Amal (2016) Book review: the ‘R’ word by Kurt Barling. LSE Review of Books (04 Mar 2016). Website.

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As the newest edition to the Provocations series from Biteback Publishing, The ‘R’ Word challenges the idea that we have entered a ‘post-racial’ society in which race no longer represents a significant obstacle to opportunities. Drawing upon his own personal experiences, Kurt Barling questions the often paradoxical prevailing discourses surrounding race and racism in contemporary society. Although Amal Shahid suggests that the resolutely autobiographical nature of the account is occasionally inhibiting, she finds this book a lucid, accessible and effective engagement with issues surrounding racism, written with journalistic flair.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2020 23:22

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