There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack

Front Cover
Routledge, Oct 18, 2013 - Social Science - 416 pages

This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race. By accusing British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political divide of refusing to take race seriously, Paul Gilroy caused immediate uproar when this book was first published in 1987. A brilliant and explosive exploration of racial discourses, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack provided a powerful new direction for race relations in Britain. Still dynamite today and as relevant as ever, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new introduction by the author.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Race class and agency
1
Race nation and ethnic absolutism
41
3 Lesser breeds without the law
84
4 Two sides of antiracism
146
5 Diaspora utopia and the critique of capitalism
200
urban social movements race and community
303
Appendices to Chapter 6
342
Bibliography
345
Index
363
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information