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Social discrimination & inequality

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Racism and Antiracism in Real Schoolsa

Racism and Antiracism in Real Schoolsa

Author: David Gillborn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1995

* How are 'race' and racism implicated in education policy and practice? * What does effective antiracism look like in practice? * How can teachers and school students be encouraged to think critically about their racialized assumptions and actions? In exploring these questions David Gillborn makes a vital contribution to the debate on 'race' and racism in education. He focuses on racism in the policy, research, theory and practice of education, and includes the first major study of antiracism at the level of whole-school management and classroom practice. The voices of teachers and school students bring the issues to life, and illustrate the daily problems of life in urban schools. This is a fascinating picture of the key matters facing managers, classroom teachers and their students as schools struggle to develop strong and workable approaches to anti-racist education. It is accompanied by a critical review of current debates and controversies concerning 'race', ethnicity and identity. Arguing for a critical return to the concept of 'race', Racism and Antiracism in Real Schools represents an important addition to the literature on the theory and practice of education in a racist society.

The Changing Racial Regime

The Changing Racial Regime

Author: Matthew Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/1995

The National Political Science Review is the official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. The Review's purpose, as described by Matthew Holden in his introduction, is to lead to new information, insights, and findings into the social and political status of African Americans. The volume is not exclusionist or narrow. It integrates essays that could stand alone, as they initially were written, according to the method and theory of the author in question. As presented here, however, they also lend themselves to a broader treatment of race and the political order. The present volume combines essays expressly focused on African Americans, Africa, and the African diaspora. At the same tune, it contains essays about broad generic subjects such as budgeting and interest groups, written with no explicit racial relevance. Holden integrates these essays under the theme of the changing racial regime. The integrating concept is the old word regime, which political scientists have used in many situations before to define such more or less persistent, though not necessarily permanent, orders of precedence. If no significant benefits and no significant burdens could be forecast by knowledge of the social identity called race, then the regime could be seen as non-racial. In American experience, the regime was, at one time, purposeful and sustained white advantage. The white race and its preferential standing, was central to virtually all institutional practice-public and private. The significant contemporary question is the degree of change hi the racial regime. Some proceed with the assumption that a large degree of change has occurred in the American political system. The view of other contributors is that the system still sustains racial stratification. In its very internal dialogue, this volume presents a panorama of current work by political scientists, African American and other, on the character of the American political system. Contributors include: Cedric Robinson, Charles Henry, Edward J. Muller, Marjorie Lewis, Katherine A. Hinckley and Bette S. Hill, Nancy Haggard-Gilson, and Vernon Johnson. The Changing Racial Regime is an essential resource for political scientists, black studies specialists, and scholars and policy analysts of race relations in the United States.

Overcoming Racism and Sexism

Overcoming Racism and Sexism

Author: Linda A. Bell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/1995

This collection of essays, by scholars from many different intellectual perspectives and ethnic backgrounds, explores practical as well as theoretical aspects of racism and sexism while probing the connections and differences between them. Practical aspects examined include racism and sexism in the women's movement, the hidden nature of privilege, and the challenges feminists face in the 21st century. Theoretical issues addressed include the viability of the very concept of race and the significance of concepts like whiteness, ethnicity, and gender identity.

The Challenge to Racial Stratification

The Challenge to Racial Stratification

Author: Matthew Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/1994

The National Political Science Review is the official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. This series, now entering its fourth volume, includes significant scholarly research reflecting the diverse interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use different models, approaches, and methodologies. The central focus is on politics and policies that advantage or disadvantage groups because of race, ethnicity, gender, and other major variables. In his Introduction to this volume, Matthew Holden describes the rationale for the creation of American racial stratification, and boldly shows how American intellectuals have helped reinforce that stratification. Several chapters discuss conflicts in contemporary views of the United States, ranging from a belief in its being a free society to the historical reality of the nation's background as a slave society. Other chapters address the international problem of racial stratification, concentrating on Nigeria and South Africa. Among the major contributions are Constitutional Legacy of Slavery by Donald Robinson; Religous Resources and African-American Political Action by Ronald E. Brown and Monica Wolford; Civil Rights and the Supreme Court: A Return of the Past by Stephen L. Wasby; White Flight in the Voting Booth: The Racial Composition of Localities and Partisan Voting hi the 1980s by Mark William Hertzog; Approaching the Twenty-First Century: A World Society Model of Global Politics by Franke Wilmer. Also included is an in-depth review-essay section on such subjects as African-American women hi politics, the political implications of Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign, racial and ethnic politics in California, and black Americans' views of racial inequality.

Gender Segregation and Social Change Men and Women in Changing Labour Markets

Gender Segregation and Social Change Men and Women in Changing Labour Markets

Despite profound economic and social changes in Britain during the 1980s, men and women remain highly segregated at work; a segregation strongly related to inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection. This book analyses the nature and significance of gender segregation within the context of labour market change. The analysis has many novel features. These include a combination of economic and sociological approaches; the integration of demand and supply explanations; systematic comparisons between 'male' and 'female' jobs; the incorporation of work history and life cycle variables; and the investigation of 'sexist attitudes' and the sex-labelling of jobs. The effects of social change are analysed through employer, industry, and locality case studies. The results show that the sex ratio of a job is an important aspect of labour market structure, whether or not gender is the focus of the study, and that desegregation is still a long way off. Contributors: Brendan Burchell, Rosemary Crompton, Sara Horrell, John Lovering, Alison MacEwen Scott, Ann Martin, Roger Penn, Jill Rubery, Kay Sanderson, Hilda Scattergood, Peter Sloane, Carolyn Vogler

Segregation The Inner Conflict in the South

Segregation The Inner Conflict in the South

Author: Robert Penn Warren, William Bedford Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1994

First published in 1956, Segregation is a collection of Robert Penn Warren's informal conversations with southerners in the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Warren, who in his own writing often explored the theme of race in American life, traveled through his native region to talk with scores of individuals - taxi drivers, NAACP leaders, members of White Citizens groups, college students, preachers - to report their responses to the Court's decision.

Nameless Persons Legal Discrimination Against Non-Marital Children in the United States

Nameless Persons Legal Discrimination Against Non-Marital Children in the United States

Author: Kevin E. Early, Martha T. Zingo Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/1994

This study examines the legal discrimination suffered in the United States by children born out of wedlock. The authors analyze the Supreme Court's equal protection birth status decisions from 1968 to 1992 and, in a case-by-case analysis, trace the development of the Court's rulings, examine the pattern of equal protection tests utilized, and evaluate the consistency of the Court's position. In addition, the work examines the related discrimination suffered by the families of non-marital children, especially single parents and alternative family units, and concludes that it is impossible to gain full equality for children born out of wedlock unless equality is also gained for their family unit. Toward these ends, the authors suggest a feminist jurisprudence as a methodology for addressing the underlying issue at the crux of birth status distinctions.

Prejudice, Politics, and the American Dilemma

Prejudice, Politics, and the American Dilemma

Author: Paul M. Sniderman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/1994

It has been half a century since the publication of An American Dilemma, Gunnar Myrdal's seminal work on race in America. This book is an attempt to contribute to a fresh understanding of this dilemma by viewing the issues of race as they are now, not as they were a generation or so ago.

Monitored Peril Asian Americans and the Politics of TV Representation

Monitored Peril Asian Americans and the Politics of TV Representation

Author: Darrell Y. Hamamoto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/1994

Early in the movement of Asian labour to the United States, immigrants from the Far East were viewed by the dominant Euro-American society as a peril to a white, Christian nation. How far have we come since then? This first comprehensive study of Asian-American representation on network television supplies some unsettling answers. A meticulous work of history, cultural criticism, and political analysis, Monitored Peril illuminates the unstable relationship between the discursive practices of commercial television programmes, liberal democratic values, and white supremacist ideology. The book clearly demonstrates the pervasiveness of racialized discourse throughout US society, especially as it is reproduced by network television. In treating his topic, Darrell Hamamoto addresses a wide variety of issues facing diverse Asian-American communities: interracial conflict, conservative politics, US-Japan trade friction, and post-colonial Vietnam. Through an examination of selected programs from the 1950s to the present, he attempts to correct the consistently distorted optic of network television. Finally, he calls for an engaged independent Asian American media practice, and for the expansion of public sector television.

Comparable Worth and Gender Discrimination An International Perspective

Comparable Worth and Gender Discrimination An International Perspective

Author: Morley Gunderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/1994

Towards the Abolition of Whiteness Essays on Race, Class and Politics

Towards the Abolition of Whiteness Essays on Race, Class and Politics

Author: David R. Roediger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/1994

Towards the Abolition of Whiteness collects David Roediger's recent essays, many published here for the first time, and counts the costs of whiteness in the past and present in the US. It finds those costs insupportable. At a time when prevailing liberal wisdom argues for the downplaying of race in the hope of building coalitions dedicated to economic reform, Roediger wants to open, not close, debates on the privileges and miseries associated with being white. He closely examines the way in which white identities have historically prepared white Americans to accept the oppression of others, the emptiness of their own lives, and the impossibility of change. Whether discussing popular culture, race and ethnicity, the evolution of such American keywords as gook, boss and redneck, the strikes of 1877 or the election of 1992, Roediger pushes at the boundaries between labor history and politics, as well as those between race and class, Alive to tension within what James Baldwin called 'the lie of whiteness', Roediger explores the record of dissent from white identity, especially in the cultural realm, and encourages the search for effective political challenges to whiteness.

Balancing the Scales of Opportunity Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions

Balancing the Scales of Opportunity Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions

Author: Institute of Medicine, Committee to Increase Minority Participation in the Health Professions Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1994

The underrepresentation of minorities in health and other professions has long cast a shadow over our nation's efforts to develop a more representative and productive society. Many programs have been developed to enlarge the presence of minorities in health careers, but these efforts have been unable to develop the infrastructure and momentum needed to produce and sustain an adequate number of minority professionals among the ranks of clinicians, researchers, and teachers. This book looks at the historical significance of this underrepresentation, presents data that define the problem, and identifies underlying factors that contribute to the failure to achieve fairness in opportunity. The volume examines programs that have made successful efforts to decrease underrepresentation and sets forth an action and research agenda for further enhancing the numbers of minorities in the health professions.