Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain / Edition 2

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Covering a key topic in sociology, this work is a thorough and lively introduction to the role and importance of race and ethnicity in contemporary British society. Discussions include the study of race and ethnicity in Britain, the role of historical context, migration, citizenship, education and employment, housing, public order, health and social services, government, and the media in shaping the racial and ethnic fabric of Britain. The book takes the importance of class and gender into account, as well as the actual experience of different racial groups. It is an invaluable introduction and reference for students of sociology, public policy, social policy, law, and human geography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198742852
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Series: Oxford Modern Britain Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Mason is Professor of Sociology, and Assistant Dean for Research in the faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Plymouth where he has worked since 1994. Previously he had spent some twenty years at the University of Leicester. His long-standing research interests have been in the sociology of race and ethnicity, and he is well known for his work on labour market issues and equal opportunities. He has undertaken research funded by bodies as diverse as ESRC, the Department for Education and Employment, and the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting. Recent work includes research into the recruitment of ethnic minority nurses and on equal opportunities in the armed forces.

His publications include Theories of Race and Ethnic relations (CUP 1986) jointly edited with John Rex, and Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain 1/e, (OUP 1995). He is currently joint Editor of Sociology, the journal of the British Sociological Association and Chair of the Heads

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Concepts and Terms 5
Ch. 3 Migration and Ethnic Diversity in Britain 20
Ch. 4 Ethnic Diversity in Modern Britain 32
Ch. 5 Employment 43
Ch. 6 Education 64
Ch. 7 Housing and Urban Space 80
Ch. 8 Health 93
Ch. 9 Citizenship Revisited 107
Ch. 10 Conclusion: Trends, Threats, and Opportunities 121
Notes 129
References 135
Index 149
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