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Handbook of Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: All Forms of Discrimination in the United States and Around the Globe

Adebowale Akande

This handbook presents the roots of symbolic racism as partly in both anti-black antagonism and non-racial conservative attitudes and values, representing a new form of racism independent of older racial and political attitudes. By doing so, it homes in on certain historical incidents and episodes and presents a cogent analysis of anti-black, Jim Crowism, anti-people of color (Black, Latino, Native Americans), and prejudice that exists in the United States and around the world as a central tenet of racism.

The book exposes the reader to the nature and practice of stereotyping, negative bias, social categorization, modern forms of racism, immigration law empowerment, racialized incarceration, and police brutality in the American heartland. It states that several centuries of white Americans' negative socializing culture marked by widespread negative attitudes toward African Americans, are not eradicated and are still rife. Further, the book provides a panoramic view of trends of racial discrimination and other negative and desperate challenges that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color face across the world. Finally, the volume examines xenophobia, racism, prejudice, and stereotyping in different contexts, including topics such as Covid-19, religion and racism, information manipulation, and populism.

The book, therefore, is a must-read for students, researchers, and scholars of political science, psychology, history, sociology, communications/media studies, diplomatic studies, and law in general, as well as ethnic and racial studies, American politics, global affairs, populism, and discrimination in particular.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Dec 9th, 2023
  • Pages: 975
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2022 -
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.97in - 3.03lb
  • EAN: 9783031135606
  • Categories: GeneralSociology - GeneralReligion, Politics & State

About the Author

​​Adebowale Akande is one of the world's top contributors and productive cross-cultural researchers for research publications with over 32.000 Google scholar citations and over 200 refereed articles/chapters. Akande has held faculty appointments at several international universities. In 1998, he was appointed the first black full professor at a white most prestigious university in South Africa. Among multiple awards conferred, Akande received the Commonwealth Academic Fellowship in 1992; the IUPSYS International Award in 1996, and the Frank Andrew UniMICH in 1996. Further, he received the ISPA Award in 2000, a Taiwan Government International Scholar Fellowship in 2005, a Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in 2008, a Fellowship of Schloss Leopoldskron, Austria in 2008, a Certificate of Honor, Indian Institute of Planning and Management, in 2008, and the AAGT-EAGT Award in 2018. He was a co-recipient of the 2007 Ursula Gielen Global Book Award and the Gordon W. Allport Prize (2005) for research on ambivalent sexism. Akande's major research interests mainly focus on relationships among transnational self-esteem, learning, power, political influence, prejudice. He is also known as a popularizer of cross-cultural studies. He currently serves as an international director for IR GLOBE in Vancouver and a guest professor to a number of Canadian Universities in British Columbia, Canada.
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