Seventeen essays written by a team of international scholars aim collectively at critically reflecting on the historical genesis of modern racism from its constitution in early Modernity, and its systematisation in the Enlightenment period, to various forms of its popularisation in Modern Society. This structure derives from the work of Wulf D. Hund to whom this edited collection is dedicated. Inspired by his analysis of racialised discourses in European thought and global history, the book will show modern racism from different perspectives to be a mode of a negative societalisation.
With contributions by: Max Hering Torres / Gary Taylor / Charles W. Mills / Robert Bernasconi / Werner Goldschmidt / Sabine Ritter / David R. Roediger / Iris Wigger / Audrey Smedley / Antje Kühnast / Simone Beate Borgstede / Micha Brumlik / Lars Lambrecht / Stefanie Affeldt / Michael Pickering / Malte Hinrichsen / Nadine Anumba.
Iris Wigger is a lecturer in Sociology at Loughborough University with research interests in historical sociology and racism analysis, nationalism and imperialism, social theory and the history of ideas.
Sabine Ritter is a lecturer in Sociology at Bremen University. Her main research interests are sociology and political history of race, gender and the body.