| Race Cl.|
| Anthropology, political science, sociology|
Jenny Bourne, Hazel Waters
Sage Publications on behalf of the Institute of Race Relations
Race & Class is a peer-reviewed academic journal on contemporary racism and imperialism. It is published quarterly by Sage Publications on behalf of the Institute of Race Relations and is interdisciplinary, publishing material across the humanities and social sciences.
Race & Class Wikipedia
The journal was established in 1959 as Race, before obtaining its current title in 1974 (when it was subtitled Journal for Black and Third World Liberation). The new editor, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, rejected what he saw as the arid scholarship of its predecessor, calling out instead to the "Third World intelligentsia, its radicals and political activists, its refugees and exiles".
Race & Class was responsive to some of the major events that shaped the 1970s, specifically the period's widespread and rapid social and political changes, liberation struggles and the installation of popular governments in some of the newly independent countries of the Third World, the phenomenon of Black Power, and the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries. The journal was opened to radical scholars and activists, three of whom were so closely involved in the liberation movements they wrote of – Orlando Letelier, Malcolm Caldwell and Walter Rodney – they were killed in the pursuit of their realization.
The journal is abstracted and indexed by EBSCO databases, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, MLA International Bibliography, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, Race & Class has a 2011 impact factor of 0.302, ranking it 59 out of 81 in the category "Anthropology", 11 out of 14 in "Ethnic Studies", 28 out of 38 in "Social Issues", 66 out of 89 in "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary", and 107 out of 138 in "Sociology".