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Satnam Virdee

is Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity, and Nationalism.

The Longue Durée of Racialized Capitalism

In his recent article for Field Notes,2 Charlie Post insists on the need to think racism and capitalism together but is keen to move the discussion “beyond racial capitalism” perspectives3 because of disagreements about the spatial and temporal origins of racism, and about the explanation those perspectives offer for the reproduction of racism in capitalist societies. While there is much to welcome in Post’s carefully-crafted account, there are four areas of disagreement to which I want to draw attention.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2023

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