Racism: Continuity and metamorphosis

  • Annamaria Rivera University of Bari, Italy


Racism is primarily a system of social relationships, characterized by inequality and power differences between social groups involved, and supported by a symbolic apparatus that is a constitutive part of it. This system tends to recycle some "classic" racist repertoires, especially the topoi of anti-semitism. The symbolic apparatus acts directly on the social, producing and reproducing discrimination, inequality, domination. To build or strengthen this system, the role of the media is crucial. Through them the “welding” between institutional racism and various forms of popular xenophobia or racism is realized.

How to Cite
Rivera, A. (2015) “Racism: Continuity and metamorphosis”, Anuac, 1(1), pp. 1-6. doi: 10.7340/anuac2239-625X-5.