This brings together the best of Soundings
’s work on race and identity from the mid-2000s, exploring the impact of contemporary events, issues and concerns.
To read Paul Gilroy’s essay ‘Melancholia or Conviviality: The politics of belonging in Britain ’ for free, click on download free chapter below.
This is the first in a series of Soundings books. and includes a new introductory essay. Themes covered include multiculturalism and segregation; young people and gun crime; British identity and melancholia; conviviality; identity and belonging; cosmopolitanism and institutional racism.
Introduction: Race and Racialisation in Neo-liberal Times – George Shire
Rethinking Segregation – Bilkis Malek
‘Man’s The Talk on Road’: A Dialogue with Young Black People on their Experiences of Gun Crime – Ejos Ubiribo
Melancholia or Conviviality: The Politics of Belonging in Britain – Paul Gilroy
Last Orders for the English Aborigine – Patrick Wright
Fear of difference / fear of sameness: the road to conviviality – Roshi Naidoo
A Defence of Multiculturalism – Tariq Modood
Identity for identity’s sake is a bit dodgy … – Zygmunt Bauman
Racism, cosmopolitanism and contemporary politics of belonging – Nira Yuval-Davis
My Jihad: A personal reflection – Amir Saeed
Institutions and racism: equality in the workplace – Farhad Dalal