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Racism and Antiracism
Inequalities, Opportunities and Policies

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Race & Ethnicity

April 1992 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What is the nature of racial disadvantage in contemporary Britain and how have the patterns of discrimination changed in the last twenty years? Where do black and Asian women stand in the structures of racial and class inequality? How do forms of institutional racism continue to discriminate against black and Asian minorities in immigration law, housing, employment, training, and the criminal justice system? The contributors of this timely volume delve into the world of racism and anti-racism in contemporary Britain and attempt to pull up plausible answers and solutions to these thought-provoking questions. They examine the nature and extent of racial discrimination, and the successes and failures of equal opportunities programs. They provide the context for a critical discussion of the formulation, implementation, and outcomes of equal opportunity policies in the local state and private sector. They investigate both "liberal" and "radical" approaches, and then analyze the political and ideological thesis that influence how issues are defined and support is mobilized. And they highlight the shortcomings of current legislation. Racism and Anti-Racism waters the political and ideological soil for new equal opportunity programs to sprout, with continued success. Although rooted in British soil, the volume also addresses issues and problems common in the Western world. Provocative reading for practitioners, professors and students of racism and race relations, sociology, social policy, and politics. "This [book] provides detailed accounts of institutional racism and its manifestation in areas like immigration law, housing, social work, and employment. It also provides a sensitive and reflective account of the social disadvantage of racialised minorities and how change in Britain is relatively slow to come about in this area. . . . Particularly good use is made of concrete examples of disadvantage experienced by black and Asian women, especially the elderly, and their vulnerability is highlighted in considerable detail." --British Educational Research Journal

 
General Introduction
 
PART ONE: RACISM: THE POLITICS OF EXCLUSION
John Solomos
The Politics of Immigration Since 1945
Annie Phizacklea and Robert Miles
The British Trade Union Movement and Racism
Colin Brown
`Same Difference'
The Persistence of Racial Disadvantage in the British Employment Market

 
Avtar Brah
Women of South Asian Origin in Britain
issues and concerns

 
Amina Mama
Black Women and the British State
Race, Class and Gender Analysis for the 1990s

 
 
PART TWO: INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
Norman Ginsburg
Racism and Housing
Concepts and Reality

 
John Wrench
New Vocationalism, Old Racism and the Careers Service
Richard Jenkins
Black Workers in the Labour Market
Lena Dominelli
An Uncaring Profession? An Examination of Racism in Social Work
Paul Gordon
Black People and the Criminal Law
Rhetoric and Reality

 
 
PART THREE: RACISM AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
G Ben-Tovim et al
A Political Analysis of Local Struggles for Racial Equality
Nick Jewson and David Mason
The Theory and Practice of Equal Opportunities Policies
Liberal and Radical Approaches

 
Peter Gibbon
Equal Opportunities Policy and Race Equality
Ken Young
Approaches to Policy Development in the Field of Equal Opportunities
L Lustgarten and J Edwards
Race Equality and the Limits of Law

`A sensitive and reflective account of the social disadvantage of racialised minorities and how change in Britain is relatively slow to come about in this area... a good synthesis of the many strands which constitute dimensions of racism and anti-racism and policies towards them. Particularly good use is made of concrete examples of disadvantage experienced by black and Asian women, especially the elderly, and their vulnerability is highlighted in considerable detail... a good source book. It updates a range of issues relating to racism and the experience of ethnic minorities in Britain' - British Educational Research Journal

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