[Marxism] The White New Zealand policy: developing a theoretical framework for analysis

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 21:51:06 MST 2013

*1: Reification and ‘race’*

Given that the Chinese were seen as an ‘alien race’, it is necessary to
look at the question of ‘race’ as a category of thought and what it
reflects as such.  This includes how racial thinking and non-white
immigration have been recorded, conceptualised and analysed in New Zealand
by historians and sociologists and the more theoretically-developed work
done internationally.  Reviewing some of the most important international
literature enables us both to measure the progress being made in these
studies in New Zealand and to find useful approaches to developing an
understanding of the interplay of the social structure, politics, non-white
immigration and racial thinking in this country in relation to the Chinese.

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