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    Race, space, and the nation-state: racial recognition and the prospects for substantive equality under anti-discrimination law in France and Germany

    Bruce-Jones, Eddie (2008) Race, space, and the nation-state: racial recognition and the prospects for substantive equality under anti-discrimination law in France and Germany. Columbia Human Rights Law Review 39 (2), pp. 423-427. ISSN 0090-7944.

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    Abstract

    Conventional knowledge in France and Germany would suggest that race does not play a significant role in social stratification and has been dealt with by legal prohibitions on discrimination. This Note explores the role of race and antidiscrimination law in France and Germany. In doing so, it highlights the need for racial recognition and challenges dominant ideologies that strategically and systematically write race out of narratives of nationhood. The Note argues that the lack of legal protections for nonwhite people cannot be reconciled with their lived experiences of racism. Anchoring its discussion in the history of colonialism, the Note distills two acts of racial violence, exposing whiteness as an organizing principle of race and racism. Ultimately, the Note argues for the social and legal recognition of race as a meaningful category in France and Germany.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Anti-disrimination, Germany, France, Racism, National minority, ICERD, Black, African diaspora
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 14:36
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:22
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5960

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