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Racial Disadvantage and Ethnic Diversity in Britain - Andrew Pilkington

Racial Disadvantage and Ethnic Diversity in Britain

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Published: 15th November 2002
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This book presents a wide-ranging overview of current debates and research in issues relating to race and ethnicity in contemporary British society. It focuses on the extent of racial inequality while encapsulating the character of recent theories and debates that focus on issues of ethnic diversity and culture. It adopts a primarily sociological approach, using recent studies to assess the changing profile of race and ethnicity in Britain.

'In this book, Pilkington has provided us with a new resource that will be useful for all those getting to grips with understanding race and racism from sociological and political perspectives. It will be especially useful as an introductory resource for students of social science, while its broad sweep and clear line of argument will make it a useful refresher and challenge to those who have more experience in the field.' - Rob Berkeley, Runnymede's Quarterly Bulletin

List of tables and figures
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The social construction of race and ethnicityp. 11
Migration, race and ethnic diversityp. 29
Institutional racism and the underclass thesis: minority ethnic groups in the labour marketp. 51
Social exclusion and the geography of race and ethnicityp. 93
Ethnicity and educationp. 123
Cultural representations and changing ethnic identitiesp. 171
The politics of race and citizenshipp. 211
Conclusion: the future of multi-ethnic Britainp. 263
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780333589328
ISBN-10: 0333589327
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 15th November 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1