"Understanding the perception of racism. Research as a tool against racism"
At the LIGHT ON conference, the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (ISIG) launched "Understanding the perception of racism. Research as a tool against racism", a summary report of LIGHT ON research activities, as coordinated by the project Scientific Board, composed by the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the Peace Institute and the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (ISIG).
LIGHT ON research activities aimed to investigate and analyse the contemporary expressions of racism and discrimination in European communities, focusing on people's perception of symbols and words with typical or hidden racist contents. The ultimate goal is to provide scientific-based knowledge about the social disvalue of such manifestations and their dangerous negative influence on daily social life.
Boileau Anna Maria, Del Bianco Daniele, Velea Ramona (eds.), (2014), LIGHT ON: Cross-Community actions for combating the modern symbolism and languages of racism and discrimination, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission.
You can also download the full research report, drawing the most relevant conceptual debates in the field of studies of racism, nationalism, xenophobia, discrimination, intolerance, processes of Othering, and practices of exclusion. The report synthesises secondary data on racism in the five project countries: Finland, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.