In this response to the very thoughtful critiques of our book, An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy and the United States, we advocate for a comparative sociological examination of race that, while acknowledging and documenting its enduring centrality, also explores alternative notions of ancestry-based distinction. The framework that we propose for examining the full range of such “concepts of descent-based difference,” rather than obscuring social scientists’ comprehension of the enduring significance of whiteness or disregarding the role of race as a socio-political construct, serves to broaden and systematize our analysis. It facilitates a nuanced exploration of the perception and categorization of diverse groups in varied societies worldwide. We are also grateful for the critics' suggestions for further exploring our “race-conscious versus race-skeptic” binary and the public relevance of our research.

Maneri, M., Morning, A. (2024). Repositioning, not replacing, race: the case for concepts of descent-based difference. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, 47(8), 1638-1646 [10.1080/01419870.2023.2282071].

Repositioning, not replacing, race: the case for concepts of descent-based difference

Maneri, M
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2024

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In this response to the very thoughtful critiques of our book, An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy and the United States, we advocate for a comparative sociological examination of race that, while acknowledging and documenting its enduring centrality, also explores alternative notions of ancestry-based distinction. The framework that we propose for examining the full range of such “concepts of descent-based difference,” rather than obscuring social scientists’ comprehension of the enduring significance of whiteness or disregarding the role of race as a socio-political construct, serves to broaden and systematize our analysis. It facilitates a nuanced exploration of the perception and categorization of diverse groups in varied societies worldwide. We are also grateful for the critics' suggestions for further exploring our “race-conscious versus race-skeptic” binary and the public relevance of our research.
Editoriale, introduzione, contributo a forum/dibattito
concept of race; Descent; ethnicity; Italy; new racism; United States;
English
28-nov-2023
2024
47
8
1638
1646
open
Maneri, M., Morning, A. (2024). Repositioning, not replacing, race: the case for concepts of descent-based difference. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, 47(8), 1638-1646 [10.1080/01419870.2023.2282071].
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