chapter  4
On signification
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This chapter has two interrelated objectives. The first, in light of the problems identified in the previous two chapters, is to reconsider the definition of the concept of racism. This will involve a clarification of the relationship between the concept of racism and a number of related concepts, principally ‘race’, ethnicity, racialisation, ethnicisation and institutional racism. Second, it is instructive to reflect on these related concepts themselves – although we emphasise the problematic nature of the concept of ‘race’, it is not the only problematic concept in this field of study.