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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.


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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.


Reviews

'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


Contents

The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity
Migration, Race and Ethnic Diversity
Institutional Racism and the Underclass Thesis: Minority Ethnic Groups in the Labour Market
Social Exclusion and the Geography of Race and Ethnicity
Ethnicity and Education
Cultural Representations and Changing Ethnic Identities
The Politics of Race and Citizenship
Conclusion: The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain


Authors

ANDREW PILKINGTON is currently Head of School of Social Studies at University College Northampton UK. He has published widely within the field of race and ethnicity. His publications include Race Relations in Britain (UTP, 1984) and he is co-author of Sociology in Focus (1996).