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Priscilla Fortier

This article describes the findings of an undergraduate Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) course in which students examined the university's efforts to improve the racial climate of the campus. These institutional efforts are intended to create a more comfortable environment for under-represented minority students who often comprise a significantly smaller group on campus than in their home neighbourhoods and high schools. Many minority group students experience isolation and discomfort connected to a lack of 'ownership' of campus spaces and traditions, which tend to be monopolised by white students. In my EUI class, which was sponsored by the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) at the University of Illinois (U of I), under-represented minority students focused their ethnographic projects specifically on campus-sponsored programmes intended to facilitate interaction across racial and ethnic groups. Of particular interest to students were programmes related to residence halls and campus social spaces. The findings presented here indicate that campus-sponsored programmes to increase race awareness that depend upon students' voluntary participation may be less effective in bringing students together than required classroom-based programmes and informal interaction through shared extra-curricular passions.

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Soo Ah Kwon

Drawing on existing literature and student ethnographic projects, this article examines Asian American undergraduates' overwhelming focus on individual racial identity and practices of racial segregation in their ethnographic research about the University of Illinois. The author examines how such racial segregation is described and analysed as a matter of personal 'choice' and 'comfort' rather than as the result of racial inequality, racism and the marginalisation and racialisation of minority groups. This lack of structural racial analysis in the examination of Asian American students' experiences points to the depoliticisation and institutionalisation of race in higher education today. Race is understood and more readily analysed as a politically neutral concept that invokes celebration of racial diversity and 'culture' and not as a concept marked by power and inequities as it once may have been.

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Junaid Rana

My Ethnography of the University (EUI) course 'Muslims in America' introduces undergraduate students to the racialisation of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. at large, and in the University in particular. In this article, I describe how an anti-racist pedagogy coupled with student ethnographic research can yield a rich learning process. Beginning with one of the key debates in the scholarship on Muslims in the United States, I introduce students to the productive ways in which a multiracial history of American Islam can inform their ethnographic research. Additionally, I elaborate the potential for student research to transform university policy. The University offers a valuable ethno- graphic site for the critical study of the history and place of Muslims in U.S. society, politics and culture.

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Larisa Carranza

of the cultural make up of citizenship; rather, racialisation and ‘othering’ of those of migrant backgrounds perpetuates immigration policies that conceptualises Italian born/raised generations as inauthentic and maintains the requirement of legal

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Procédure d'adoption et colorblindness institutionnelle en France

Solène Brun

article explore les contours d'une telle exception institutionnelle à la colorblindness et propose d'identifier ce qu'elle révèle des processus de racialisation en France et de leur statut dans le discours public. Dans un premier temps, l'enquête montre

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Emplacing Smells

Spatialities and Materialities of ‘Gypsiness’

Andreea Racleș and Ana Ivasiuc

The politics of ‘Europeanness’ cannot be disentangled from the question of the racialisation of the Roma ( Yıldız and De Genova 2017 ): their othering can tell us something about the claims to legitimacy of contemporary European liberalism

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Mara Viveros Vigoya

politisées. Par ailleurs, dans les trente dernières années, une acception du concept de « racialisation » est apparue, ce dernier rendant compte du processus social par lequel les corps, les groupes sociaux, les cultures et les ethnicités se produisent en

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From Ebony to Ivory

‘Cosmetic’ Investments in the Body

Chiara Pussetti

reproduced through the mutation of bodies. These mutations are generating, in turn, new forms of subjectivisations and racialisation, by which the initially cosmetic investments and interventions evolve as micro-politics of body and novel forms of biocapital

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On 20th Century Revolutionary Socialism, from Poland to Peru and beyond

Jean-Numa Ducange, Camila Vergara, Talat Ahmed, and Christian Høgsbjerg

of leaders. There was, at the head of the movement, a woman, Althea Jones Lecointe (68). The emergence of the Race Today Collective in the mid-1970s came in the aftermath of the high point of this racialisation in the late 1960s. Race Today was

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European Bodies

Who Embodies europe? Explorations into the Construction of european Bodies

Anika Keinz and Paweł Lewicki

the ‘european body’ and the effects this body has on the cultural spaces and places it inhabits. These lines of inquiry run along habitus performances, subjectivisations, racialisations, class distinctions, gender normalisations and, particularly, the