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Sociology of Diversity

Series Editor: David G. Embrick, Associate Professor in Sociology and Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, US.

This series brings together the highest quality sociological and interdisciplinary research that critically engages with the topic of diversity, to include, but not limited to, ethnic, racial, gender and sexualities diversity. 

Currently, diversity as a concept tends to be non-critical and excessively broad in interpretation. In contrast, this international series is specific in scope to empirical and theoretical research that engages in a critical examination and analysis of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

As such, it is particularly interested in sociological and interdisciplinary scholarship that offer new empirical, theoretical, or epistemological insights that interrogates how the language of diversity has been used to hide, minimize, or deflect real issues of inequality in society(ies), to include ethnic, racial, gender, and/or sexualities discrimination or inequities, among others.

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Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Affirmative Action and other Diversity Policies and Practices
  • Cultural and Structural Incompetence
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diversity and Emotions
  • Diversity and Religion
  • Diversity and the Law
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Diversity Ideology(ies)
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Diversity in the Military
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Diversity Language and Rhetoric
  • Diversity of Sexual Orientation
  • Diversity Workshops and/or Training
  • Food Diversity
  • Gender Diversity
  • Immigration
  • Institutional and Organizational Diversity
  • Media and Media Representations
  • Multiculturalism
  • Politics and the State
  • Racism and Ethnic Oppressions
  • Social Movements

Call for proposals

If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact series editor David G. Embrick: david.embrick@uconn.edu

You can find out more about writing for Bristol University Press on our Information for authors page. 

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Southern Craft Food Diversity

Challenging the Myth of a US Food Revival

Using oral histories, this book highlights the voices, experiences and histories of marginalized groups from diverse communities who are the backbone of the artisanal food movement in the US.

Bristol Uni Press

Beer and Racism

How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It

Beer in the United States has always been bound up with race, racism, and the construction of white institutions and identities. This unique book carves a much-needed critical and interdisciplinary path to examine and understand the racial dynamics in the craft beer industry and the popular consumption of beer.

Bristol Uni Press

The Death of Affirmative Action?

Racialized Framing and the Fight Against Racial Preference in College Admissions

Can affirmative action in US college admissions survive mounting threats? This judicious review, part of the Sociology of Diversity series, considers the question using up-to-date sociological, policy and legal perspectives to explain both sides of the fierce debate over affirmative action in the context of prominent Supreme Court cases.

Bristol Uni Press