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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

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
of white German anti-racists shows, how they aptly avoid open racism.
Nevertheless and in contrast to their intentions racist effects are
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
practices favoured by the educated middle classes.

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



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