Understanding 'race' and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series)

Understanding 'race' and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series)

By: Gary Craig (editor), Sangeeta Chattoo (editor), Karl Atkin (editor)Paperback

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Many welfare states are now struggling to deal with the issues and tensions raised by the growth of minority ethnic populations and increasing ethnic diversity. The fact that most societies in the developed world are now multicultural raises many challenges for policy and for the delivery of welfare services which most states have yet to address, retreating into forms of institutional racism to deny minorities the services they need. Using the UK as an exemplary case study, this much-needed book combines historical and theoretical approaches to the issue of 'race' and ethnicity within welfare provision, including an examination of how minorities experience welfare in a range of service settings. The book inspires new ways of approaching welfare and social policy, in anticipation of a society that is equal, inclusive, fair and just for all and will make essential reading for students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers

About Author

Gary Craig is Professor of Community Development and Social Justice at the University of Durham. He has worked in large-scale community development projects and four other UK universities. His research interests are in social justice, 'race' and ethnicity, local governance and community development and has published widely on the issue of 'race'. His most recent relevant book is Child Slavery Now (Policy Press). Karl Atkin holds a personal research chair in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York. He is a medical sociologist with a particular interest in qualitative research in multi-disciplinary settings. Other interests include the experience of family carers; young people and identity; disability and chronic illness; and ethnicity and social disadvantage. He is executive editor of Ethnicity and Health. Sangeeta Chattoo is a social-anthropologist by background. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York and Associate Editor of the Journal Ethnicity and Heath. Her areas of research and writing include ethnicity and heath; cancer, chronic illness and palliative care; kinship and caring; and biographical and comparative methods of social research. Ronny Flynn is an independent consultant living and working in the Solomon Islands, currently on contract to UNICEF. From 2006 to 2010 she worked as Director of Health and Housing at the 'race' Equality Foundation in London, and was commissioning editor for their series of Better Health and Better Housing briefing papers. Prior to this, she worked at The Open University.


Foreword ~ Benjamin Zephaniah; Section 1: Introduction ~ Gary Craig, Karl Atkin, Sangetta Chattoo and Ronny Flynn; Section 2: Theoretical, historical and policy contexts: 'Race', ethnicity and social policy: theoretical concepts and the limitations of current approaches to welfare ~ Sangeeta Chattoo and Karl Atkin; The history and pattern of settlement of the UK's Black and minority ethnic population ~ Gary Craig; Policy, politics and practice: an historical review and its relevance to current debates ~ Ronny Flynn and Gary Craig; Section 3: 'Race', ethnicity and welfare sectors: Minority ethnic communities and housing: access, experiences and participation ~ Harris Beider and Gina Netto; Minorities' experience of health services ~ Saffron Karlsen, Laia Becares and Marilyn Roth; Not invited to the party? Black minority ethnic adults and the personalisation of social care ~ Ossie Stuart; 'Race', education and children's policy ~ Patrice Lawrence; Minority ethnic groups in the labour market ~ Baljinder Virk; Poverty, income maintenance and minorities ~ Ian Law; Understanding 'race', ethnicity and mental health ~ Frank Keating; Minority young people and criminal justice ~ Bankole Cole; Endnote ~ Karl Atkin, Sangetto Chattoo, Gary Craig and Ronny Flynn.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847427700
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781847427700
  • ISBN10: 1847427707

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