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Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism: Rethinking Racism and Sectarianism

Chris Gilligan


This book makes a contribution to the discussion on the crisis of anti-racism and the need to rethink anti-racism. The author argues that rethinking anti-racism necessitates clearing up some important confusions regarding racism and anti-racism. The author argues that capitalism creates the conditions for both racism and anti-racism. The author argues that anti-racism and racism express the contradiction between the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity on the one hand and the reality of restrictions on human freedom, inequality and ‘racial’ division on the other. The book illustrates the ... More

Keywords: Racism, Sectarianism, Anti-racism, Northern Ireland, Race relations, Emancipation, Social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086526
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Gilligan, author
Open Borders Scotland