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Description - 'Race' in Britain Today by Richard Skellington

This text offers a summary of knowledge of social divisions by "race" in Britain. This edition updates information in each chapter and expands discussion on key issues of immigration and crime statistics. It contains two additional chapters on the British political scene since 1992 and on "race" and sport. The book contains 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 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 official statistics - whilst recognizing their validity problems - and alternative research, this survey should inform debates on the effectiveness of anti-racist policies, the extent of racism, migration and Europe. Specific questions covered include: what are the actual patterns of migration to and from Britain?; how do Bangladeshi children really perform at school?; and is it true that Afro-Caribbeans are more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenic?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761950240
ISBN-10: 0761950249
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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