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Black Youth, Racism and the State : The Politics of Ideology and Policy - John Solomos

Black Youth, Racism and the State

The Politics of Ideology and Policy

Paperback Published: 16th December 1991
ISBN: 9780521423816
Number Of Pages: 296

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In the past decade the position of young blacks in British society became a key issue in the analysis of race relations. High levels of black youth unemployment and incidences of urban unrest focused attention on this group. This book provides the first satisfactory analysis of the state's role in this area of race relations. John Solomos examines the policies pursued by the state and related institutions towards young blacks in Britain from the 1940s to the 1980s. Referring to a wealth of original empirical material, he analyses the ways in which the central and local state have attempted to manage the 'race question' and concentrates in particular on the process through which young blacks came to be seen as a social problem. He also provides an overview of alternative perspectives.

'Solomos avoids the pretence and cliche that have afflicted many other works in this genre and presents instead a fine and detailed account of why black youth has been understood as a major social problem.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Historical And Political Context
The politics of racism and state intervention
Dimensions Of The Black Youth Question
From assimilation to special needs: ideologies and policies
Black youth, crime and the ghetto: common sense images and law and order
The Politics Of Black Youth Unemployment
The social construction of black youth unemployment and state policies
The politics of youth training and equal opportunity: from 'special needs' to the Youth Training Scheme
Urban Protest And The 'Enemy Within'
The 'social time-bomb' explodes : urban protest, youth unemployment and social policy
'The enemy within': black youth and urban disorder in 1980s Britain
Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521423816
ISBN-10: 0521423813
Series: Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 16th December 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44