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This invaluable book offers a brief and accessible summary of knowledge about social divisions by race' in Britain. The new edition brings the information up-to-date and expands discussion of important questions on immigration and crime statistics.

It contains a wealth of information on the experiences and life chances of black people - in education, the labour market, health, welfare, housing and the criminal justice system. It both illuminates general issues of race' and racism - in so far as they are quantifiable - and provides helpful demographic background on specific minority ethnic groups. It also locates race' within the context of other divisions in society, notably class and gender.

Drawing upon both official statistics and alternative research, this lucid and up to date survey will inform current debates on the effectiveness of antiracist policies, the extent of racism, migration and Europe. What are the actual patterns of migration to and from Britain? How do Bangladeshi children really perform at school? Is it true that Afro-Caribbeans are more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenic?

An illuminating introductory essay examines the problems of using official statistics on matters of race'. It looks into the reasoning behind decisions to collect particular data and the ways in which the statistics are defined, analyzed and interpreted.

Race' in Britain Today will be an essential resource for all those concerned with racial discrimination in British society, whether as students of sociology, education, social policy or medicine; or as practitioners in the public or commercial sectors responsible for implementing equal opportunities policies.

Reviews of the First Edition:

It certainly is a resource, and very well worth owning because the density of statistical information across a wide range of topics of study merits recurrent reference. It holds interest well outside the field of the OU course alone; I found that it was picked up eagerly by colleagues interested in the data provided on, for example, demographic trends, immigration, racial violence and harassment, inequality and poverty, health, social services, housing, criminal justice, education, and the labour market. Information is laid out clearly and economically in tables, graphs and maps, and commentary in the text is easily related to these' - Journal of Biosocial Science

A very readable book, written clearly and in which the information is presented accessibly.... This is a very useful and interesting book which provides a wealth of information. It is a text to be recommended not only to the Open University student but also any social science student, academic or public sector practitioner' - European Journal of Intercultural Studies

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A survey of the experiences and life chances of black people in education, the labour market, health, welfare, housing and the criminal justice system. It both illuminates general issues of "race" and racism and provides demographic background on specific minority ethnic groups.

Synopsis:

This invaluable textbook offers a brief and accessible summary of knowledge about social divisions by race' in Britain. The new edition brings the information up-to-date and expands discussion of important questions on immigration and crime statistics.

Race' in Britain Today contains a wealth of information on the experiences and life chances of black people - in education, the labour market, health, welfare, housing and the criminal justice system. It both illuminates general issues of race' and racism - in so far as they are quantifiable - and provides helpful demographic background on specific minority ethnic groups. The book also locates race' within the context of other divisions in society, notably class an

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761950240
Author:
Skellington, Richard
Publisher:
Sage Publications Ltd
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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"Synopsis" by , A survey of the experiences and life chances of black people in education, the labour market, health, welfare, housing and the criminal justice system. It both illuminates general issues of "race" and racism and provides demographic background on specific minority ethnic groups.
"Synopsis" by , This invaluable textbook offers a brief and accessible summary of knowledge about social divisions by race' in Britain. The new edition brings the information up-to-date and expands discussion of important questions on immigration and crime statistics.

Race' in Britain Today contains a wealth of information on the experiences and life chances of black people - in education, the labour market, health, welfare, housing and the criminal justice system. It both illuminates general issues of race' and racism - in so far as they are quantifiable - and provides helpful demographic background on specific minority ethnic groups. The book also locates race' within the context of other divisions in society, notably class an

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