Book Review: Not so black and white: a history of race from white supremacy to identity politics by Kenan Malik, London, Hurst Press, 2023, 328pp., £20 (hardback), ISBN 978-1787387769

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Saini, R. 2023. Book Review: Not so black and white: a history of race from white supremacy to identity politics by Kenan Malik, London, Hurst Press, 2023, 328pp., £20 (hardback), ISBN 978-1787387769. Ethnic and Racial Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2023.2213753
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TitleBook Review: Not so black and white: a history of race from white supremacy to identity politics by Kenan Malik, London, Hurst Press, 2023, 328pp., £20 (hardback), ISBN 978-1787387769
AuthorsSaini, R.
Abstract

Not So Black and White’ is a book which undoubtedly asks the reader to take more than a cursory look at the past to understand our political present. Malik undermines the idea that identity is the necessary locus of belief and values, underscoring – importantly – that we shouldn’t presuppose where an individual’s social or political allegiance should lie on the basis of their ethnoracial background. This review will evaluate Malik’s detailed and earnest attempt at locating and critiquing contemporary identity politics in the history of race and race relations.

Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
ISSN0141-9870
Electronic1466-4356
Publication dates
Online16 May 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Jun 2023
Accepted10 May 2023
Output statusIn press
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnic and Racial Studies on 16 May 2023, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2023.2213753

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2023.2213753
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