Back to the Future? Racism after Brexit

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 5th Dec 2016

Post-Brexit there have been a number of reports documenting a sharp rise in racial hate attacks against ethnically marked communities in Britain. The increase in hostility towards racial bodies has produced a reading that suggests racism has come back into public spaces and discourse. This paper will demonstrate the way in which racism never left Britain, rather historically, culturally and politically, racism has been a central defining feature of the British state. That is, while Brexit heightened the conditions for racism to flourish, it did not create them. The paper will argue that the idea that Britain is experiencing the return of racism is suggestive of a post-racial fantasy.

This event is part of the 2016-2017 seminar series on ‘Ethnicity and Nationalism in Post-Brexit Britain’.

Katy Sian (@theculturecraft) is Lecturer in Sociology at the Univeristy of York. She completed her PhD in 2009 at the University of Leeds in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. From 2010-2012 she worked on the TOLERACE project (FP7) as a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) University of Leeds, exploring the semantics of tolerance and anti-racism across Europe.

Iro Konstantinou (@IroKonstantinou) is the ASEN Seminar Series Chair and PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Warwick.

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (@asenevents) is a student-led, interdisciplinary association dedicated to the advancement of the study of ethnicity and nationalism. 

This event is free and open to all. However, we ask that you please confirm your attendance by emailing seminars@asen.ac.uk. For any queries, email seminars@asen.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6801.  

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Europe/London Back to the Future? Racism after Brexit This paper will demonstrate the way in which racism never left Britain, rather historically, culturally and politically, racism has been a central defining feature of the British state. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2016/12/05/back-to-the-future-racism-after-brexit-121384 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE),CLM.4.02, Clement House,Lincolns Inns Fields,London

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