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Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 10:40:44 +0200
Subject: Publication "Racism without racist intentions"


Dear colleagues,
I would like to inform you about my recent (German language)
publication, in which I use Bourdieu's theory to develop a modell of
racism as a symbolically reproduced dimension of social inequality. I
would like to use this opportunity in order to thank the members of this
discussion list for their valuable advice in an early phase of my
project.

***
Anja Weiss

Rassismus wider Willen.
Ein anderer Blick auf eine Struktur sozialer Ungleichheit.

Racism without racist intentions.
An alternative perspective on a structure of social inequality.

Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag
June 2001 - 377 Pages
ISBN 3-531-13621-6
Price: 64,00 DM - 467,00 öS - 56,00 sfr

Racism is not only a prejudice or a discourse, but also structures
everyday practices and institutions. On the basis of Bourdieu's
theories on social space and symbolic power Anja Weiss is
developing a modell of racism as a symbolically reproduced dimension
of social inequality. An empirical study of group discussions and
roleplays
of white German anti-racists shows, how they aptly avoid open racism.
Nevertheless and in contrast to their intentions racist effects are
reproduced
as part of accepted and self-evident social practice. Thus intercultural

conflict can be understood as an expression of symbolic power asymmetry.

The anti-racist mobilization of white Germans is seen as part of the
distinction
practices favoured by the educated middle classes.

--
Dr. Anja Weiss
Research Area "Pioneers of Mobility"
in the Collaborative Research Center "Reflexive Modernization"

http://www.rz.unibw-muenchen.de/~s51bppcn/
mail:    Universität der Bundeswehr München
           Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, D-85577 Neubiberg
fon:      *49-(0)89-6004-4516      *49-(0)8761-7299992
fax:      *49-(0)89-6004-3138      *49-(0)8761-7299990
e-mail:  anja.weiss-AT-gmx.de




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