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Essential reading on race and ethnicity

As a publisher who has had tackling inequality at its heart for 25 years, we stand in solidarity with everyone fighting all forms of racism and social injustice. 

Find highlights below of the important work that our authors have been contributing to the debates. We hope that this will contribute to much needed social change.


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A selection of related journal articles

Critical and Radical Social Work
Theorising anti-racism in health and social care
Esme Choonara

Boys to men: the cost of ‘adultification’ in safeguarding responses to Black boys
Jahnine Davis and Nicholas Marsh

Neoliberalism, 'race' and child welfare
Derek Kirton

‘Disordering’ the world: Frantz Fanon’s contribution to social work’s understanding of decolonisation
Paul Michael Garrett

Echoes of Frantz Fanon in the place and space of an alternative black mental health centre
Mick McKeown and John Wainwright

Emotions and Society
Emotional micro bases of social inequality: emotional energy, emotional domination and charismatic solidarity
Randall Colins

European Journal of Politics and Gender
Women in white supremacist extremism
Kathleen Blee

Under different umbrellas: intersectionality and alliances in US feminist politics
Myra Marx Ferree

Unpacking intersectional solidarity: dimensions of power in coalitions
Rossella Ciccia and Conny Roggeband 

Taking bread off the table: race, gender, resources and political ambition in Brazil
Kristin Wylie


Evidence and Policy
Scrutinising statistics, questioning BME unemployment: the uses of labour market statistics in Parliamentary Select Committee evidence sessions
Julian Molina

Families, Relationships and Societies
Decolonising research with black communities: developing equitable and ethical relationships between academic and community stakeholders
Sadie Goddard-Durant, Jane Ann Sieunarine and Andrea Doucet 

Global Discourse 
Fear and the importance of race-based data in COVID-19 policy implementation
Leland Harper

'Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George': Europe and the Limits of Integrating Identity
Russell Foster

See also: our free themed issue: The Politics of Negative Emotions
Guest Edited by Dan Degerman

Journal of Gender Based Violence 
“I didn’t think this service was for people like us”: improving service response to BME survivors of sexual violence
Mariana Cancoro de Matos and Clare McFeely

International Journal of Care and Caring
The legal protection of women migrant domestic workers from the Philippines and Sri Lanka: an intersectional rights-based approach
Sophie Henderson

Journal of Gender-Based Violence
“I didn’t think this service was for people like us”: improving service response to BME survivors of sexual violence
Mariana Cancoro de Matos and Clare McFeely

Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Gender, ethnicity and activism: 'the miracle is when we don't give up...'
Anna Daróczi et al.

Identity, representation and the 'acceptable face' of equalities policy making in Britain
Asif Afridi

Journal of Psychosocial Studies
Laplanche and the anti-racist unconscious, rewriting seduction, listening to the noise
Bogdan Popa