Pluto Press Logo

Independent Radical Publishing




On the Blog



A Critical Analysis

by Mike Cole

A sophisticated analysis of the multiple form of racism in the UK, US and Australia

The book traces the legacy of racism across three continents, from its origins to the present day, bringing a sophisticated neo-Marxist analysis to bear on a muti-faceted and endemic topic.

Mike Cole takes us through the racial histories of the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. In the UK, he focuses on the effects of colonialism, anti-Gipsy, Roma and Traveller and xeno-racism. Turning to the United States, he charts the legacies of indigenous genocide and slavery, as well as exploring anti-Latina/o racism. Finally, in Australia, he interrogates the idea of 'Terra Nullius' and its ongoing impact on the indigenous peoples, as well as racism experienced by South Sea Islanders and Asians.

International forms are also covered, including Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Irish racism.

Dr Mike Cole is Professor in Education, University of East London; and Emeritus Research Professor in Education and Equality, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. He is the author of Racism: A Critical Analysis (Pluto, 2015), Racism and Education in the UK and the US: (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Critical Race Theory and Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

'Reminds us of the histories of racism across America, Australia and the UK. This is an important reminder of the need to take a long view as we renew our shared struggle against the racism still scarring human lives across the globe'

- Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya, author of Tales Of Dark Skinned Women and Dangerous Brown Men

'[An] interesting, clear, and thoughtful piece of scholarship'

- Marx & Philosophy Review of Books

'It is a testimony to Cole's compendious knowledge of racism that this book is able to provide such an encyclopaedic account of its complex entanglements with capitalism'

- Race & Class

1. The United Kingdom
2. The United States
3. Australia

Published by Pluto Press in Nov 2015
Paperback ISBN: 9780745334714
eBook ISBN: 9781783717156

135mm x 215mm

Related Content