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Recycling Hatred: ENAR book publication on the different forms of racism in Europe

In February 2013, ENAR published Recycling Hatred: Racism(s) in Europe Today. The book is a collection of essays that brings together various discussions between academics, equality experts, and civil society activists, who participated in the ENAR/OSF symposium on the Varieties of European Racism(s) in Brussels on 27-28 September 2012. The publication provides evidence of new and different forms of racism and identifies distinctive experiences of racism between different minority populations. It considers why some minorities are able to have their issues of concern on the political agenda, while other minorities’ preoccupations are left unexplored, leading to their perceptions among the wider public of ’invisibility’. It also addresses the interconnections between institutional racism (structures and laws that legislate for exclusion) and popular racist culture; distinguishing, for instance, the apparent challenges in quantifying racism, monitoring equality, dealing with hate crime and hate speech offenders, ensuring effective access to justice for victims, protecting human rights defenders, curtailing ethnic/racial profiling and other forms of state racism, and more.

The contributors (in alphabetical order):

Mr Ibrahim Akrouh:Attorney at Law at the Bar of Brussels, Board Member of the Movement Against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia (MRAX) and ENAR Belgium Representative

Dr Sindre Bangstad:Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway

Mr Eddie Bruce-Jones:Lecturer in Law, University of London, United Kingdom

Dr Philomena Essed:Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change Programme, United States, and researcher, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Ms Liz Fekete:Executive Director of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and head of its European research programme, United Kingdom

Dr Edie Friedman:Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, United Kingdom

Dr Peter Hervik:Professor in Migration, Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr Andreas Hieronymus:iMiR (Institute Researching Migration and Racism), Germany and the Northern Region Representative of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Mr Dick Houtzager:Commissioner, Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, The Netherlands)

Dr Paul Iganski:Senior Lecturer in Social Justice, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom

Mr Nick Lowles:Director, HOPE not Hate, United Kingdom

Ms Maleiha Malik:Professor in Law, King’s College London (KCL), United Kingdom

Mr David Mark:Secretary-General, Civic Democratic Alliance of Roma (CDAR), Romania

Ms Emma McCarron:Policy Assistant, European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Mr Marwan Muhammad:Spokesperson of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF)

Dr Aryeh Neier:President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations

Dr Chibo Onyeji:Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Dr Shannon Pfohman:Deputy Director of Policy of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Dr Mutuma Ruteere:United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

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