Before I decided to stop writing as an academic I agreed with my friends Karim Murji and Gargi Bhattacharyya to try and write something about political engagement in the sociology of ‘race’ for a special edition of Ethnic and Racial Studies. I wanted to say something about the emotional work that goes on when we enter the fraught field of what used to be called ‘race relations’. It turned out to be a very hard task. My article (after helpful comments from the editors and referees) ended up with this title:
How can we meet ‘the demands of the day’? Producing an affective, reflexive, interpretive, public sociology of ‘race’.
(Info on how to get a copy appears below.)
Karim and Gargi have now organised a launch event at the University of East London,on Wednesday 17th July 2013 (10.30 – 5.30):
Race Critical Public Scholarship – pursuing justice in austere times
Here’s the remit for the day conference: