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Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-RacismRethinking Racism and Sectarianism$
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Chris Gilligan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086526

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism

Chris Gilligan

Manchester University Press

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book. It notes that, since the 1980s, there has been a crisis of anti-racist theory and practice. It also notes that sectarianism in Northern Ireland has been largely excluded from attempts to rethink anti-racism. The chapter argues that, as part of the attempt to rethink anti-racism, there is a need to clear up confusions. The author suggests that the contradictory uses of ‘race’ and ethnicity is one of the key confusions in the literature on racism and anti-racism.

Keywords:   Crisis of anti-racism, Northern Irish exceptionalism, Rethinking anti-racism, Race relations theory, Ethnic and racial studies

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