The Politics of Social Science Research: Race, Ethnicity and Social Change

The Politics of Social Science Research: Race, Ethnicity and Social Change

by P. Ratcliffe
     
 
This book addresses some of the key questions facing contemporary social scientists. What is the point of our research? Who undertakes it? Does it have any impact on the social world it attempts to characterize: if so, what? It does so by focusing on international research on identity and inequality grounded in 'race' and ethnic difference. The contributors to the

Overview

This book addresses some of the key questions facing contemporary social scientists. What is the point of our research? Who undertakes it? Does it have any impact on the social world it attempts to characterize: if so, what? It does so by focusing on international research on identity and inequality grounded in 'race' and ethnic difference. The contributors to the volume ask searching questions about the politics of research funding, the empowerment of minorities, and the prospects for meaningful change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333722473
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/22/2001
Series:
Migration Minorities and Citizenship Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

WALTER R. ALLEN Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
DIPANNITA BASU Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, USA
HASSAN BOUSETTA Research Associate, Faculty of Political and Social Science, Katholieke Universiteit Brussels
MILENA DAVIDOVIC Researcher, Institute of Social Sciences, Centre for Sociological Research, Belgrade
VICKI L. HESLI Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate
CHRISTINE INGLIS Director, Multicultural Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney
BRIAN KESSEL Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Political Science, Western Illinois University
MARCO MARTINIELLO Research Associate, National Fund for Scientific Research and Lecturer in Politics, University of Liège
MARK ORKIN Head of Statistics South Africa
PETER RATCLIFFE Reader in Sociology, University of Warwick
JAN RATH Associate Professor, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam
RUPERT TAYLOR Senior Lecturer in Political Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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