Covering the period from the height of Empire to Brexit and beyond, this book shows how the vote to leave the European Union increased hostilities towards racial and ethnic minorities and migrants. Concentrating on the education system, it asks whether populist views that there should be a British identity - or a Scottish, Irish or Welsh one - will prevail. Alternatively arguments based on equality, human rights and economic needs may prove more powerful.
It covers events in politics and education that have left most white British people ignorant of the Empire, the often brutal de-colonisation and the arrival of immigrants from post-colonial and European countries. It discusses politics and practices in education, race, religion and migration that have left schools and universities failing to engage with a multiracial and multicultural society.
Children’s leisure lives are changing, with increasing dominance of organised activities and screen-based leisure. These shifts have reconfigured parenting practices too. However, our current understandings of these processes are race-blind and based mostly on the experiences of white middle-class families.
Drawing on an innovative study of middle-class British Indian families, this book brings children’s and parents’ voices to the forefront and bridges childhood studies, family studies and leisure studies to theorise children’s leisure from a fresh perspective.
Demonstrating the salience of both race and class in shaping leisure cultures within middle-class racialised families, this is an invaluable contribution to key sociological debates around leisure, childhoods and parenting ideologies.
15 ONE Race, racism, and health outcomes That patterns of health, sickness, and mortality vary on the basis of race is irrefutable, and this has made race a major ‘variable’ in research in the medical and health sciences. Cross-national data reveal that in every race-conscious nation in the world, racially dominant groups are healthier and live longer than racially subordinate groups (Williams, 2012). But what is race? And through what mechanisms does it affect health? Definitions of race have shifted in recent decades, and it is now seen as more of a
Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies—where they lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in the U.S. and how they can be used to promote racial justice for multiracial Americans. Using a critical mixed race perspective, it covers such questions as: Which policies aimed at combating racial discrimination should cover multiracial Americans? Should all (or some) multiracial Americans benefit from affirmative action programmes? How can we better understand the education and health needs of multiracial Americans?This much-needed book is essential reading for sociology, political science and public policy students, policy makers, and anyone interested in race relations and social justice.
57 THREE Race critical scholarship and public engagement1 The ways that academic scholars conceive of, analyse and debate race and racism are matters of theoretical deliberation within and across disciplinary boundaries, but such discussions, however abstract and rarefied, are rarely done just for the sake of speaking to other scholars. Their purposiveness may be far removed from aiming at policy relevance or even social action, but they commonly have a critical edge or intent directed at the demise, or at least the reduction, of racism in a world shaped
five ‘Race’ and culture Introduction Making a risk assessment about an offender requires the assessor to gather information about potential risk factors and to think about how those factors interact with each other, and with the behaviour of concern (Baker, 2006). As considered in Chapter Two, risk factors are based on findings about groups of offenders; being those variables that have been found to be associated with the likelihood of offending behaviour (McGuire, 2002b). The precise causal connections for any individual offender have to be considered
first year editing the journal he co-founded, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity . Infante asked a question that we had asked each other many, many times before as we—the craft beer lovers that we are—explored the various virtual and literal spaces of its culture of consumption, and as we—at the same time, as trained scholars who cannot but help to be critical of our own experiences—looked through our critical lenses and scratched our heads at the obvious, in-your-face, whiteness (and hetero-masculinity) of the scene. As sociologists trained to see the ways in which
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. 50 years after the establishment of the Runnymede Trust and the Race Relations Act of 1968 which sought to end discrimination in public life, this accessible book provides commentary by some of the UK’s foremost scholars of race and ethnicity on data relating to a wide range of sectors of society, including employment, health, education, criminal justice, housing and representation in the arts and media.
It explores what progress has been made, identifies those areas where inequalities remain stubbornly resistant to change, and asks how our thinking around race and ethnicity has changed in an era of Islamophobia, Brexit and an increasingly diverse population.
Global South. That would, however, not sit well with the crony capitalists who have gained the most from illiberal movements. As I will show, they have their problems with the multinational corporations of the West, but they do need Western investment for their own projects, and so have been happy to encourage ‘competitive’ low wages. Against that reality they offer as a balm the emotional or (to use the technically more correct term) affective politics of imagined kinship felt among people of the same nation and race. 13 Illiberal Central Europeans (which is by far
I wanted to come lithe and young into a world that was ours and to help build it together … yet my body was given back to me … clad in mourning. ( Fanon, 2008 ) This article asks the question: What is the value of psychoanalysis for the theorising of race in our contemporary moment – a moment when social awareness of systemic racism is broader than ever, yet disturbing incidents of racial violence and vulnerability persist alongside stubborn (if not intensifying) patterns of inequality and segregation? The manic ‘post-racial’ moment that dawned with the