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Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century by Alice Bloch, John Solomos

Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century


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Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century by Alice Bloch, John Solomos

In the 21st century, new ethnic groups are forming faster than ever before and the role of race and ethnicity studies has evolved in response to this. From policy issues around housing and crime, through to debates about asylum and media representations, sociologists must encounter and explore a vast range of issues in this ever changing field.This book gives an overview of the most important topics that affect the making of race and ethnic relations in contemporary societies. It goes beyond general definitions to explain exactly how and what these issues and debates can tell us about modern society. Using research and statistics to shed light on the most cutting-edge issues, the book takes each major topic in turn and helps readers to think through race and ethnicity on the basis of the most recent thinking in the field. Each chapter explains a range of theoretical and conceptual perspectives, whilst approaching complex ideas in an accessible and insightful way.Written and edited by recognized experts in the field, Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century will be an essential point of reference for researchers and practitioners and key reading for all students of race and ethnicity.


'This rich, timely volume is accessible without compromising the complexity of racial exclusion and belonging in the 21st century. A must for students and practitioners, teachers and policymakers.' - Philomena Essed, Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, Antioch University, USA 'Race and ethnicity still determine people's life chances. Bloch and Solomos have brought together leading social researchers to show what this means for individuals and society. They argue that understanding is the key to change - an important message for policy-makers.' - Stephen Castles, Research Professor of Sociology, University of Sydney, Australia 'The chapters, written by leading academics in their respective fields, are comprehensive in their coverage and fit well together, forming a well-rounded overview of the current situation of migrants and minorities of migrant origin in the UK.' - Sanna Markkanen, The Journal of Social Policy'

About the Author

ALICE BLOCH is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at City University London, UK. She is widely published in the fields of refugee studies and migrationthese areas and her books include The Developmental Potential of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora and The Migration and Settlement of Refugees in Britain.JOHN SOLOMOS is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology atCity University London, UK. He has published widely in the areas of race, ethnicity and migration. Among his books are Racism and Society,Racialization: Studies in Theory and Practice (co-edited with Karim Murji) and Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader (co-edited with Les Back).

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Publication date

12th November 2009


Alice Bloch, John Solomos

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


224 pages




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