Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies by Ellis Cashmore

By Ellis Cashmore

Developed from the severely acclaimed and commercially profitable Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations, now in its fourth variation, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies has been assembled through a world-class crew of foreign students led via Ellis Cashmore to supply an authoritative, single-volume reference paintings on all facets of race and ethnic stories. From Aboriginal Australians to xenophobia, Nelson Mandela to Richard Wagner, sexuality to racial profiling, the Encyclopedia is prepared alphabetically and displays cultural range in an international context. The entries diversity from succinct four hundred be aware definitions to in-depth 2000 notice essays to supply complete insurance of:

  • all the foremost phrases, thoughts and debates
  • important figures, either old and contemporary
  • landmark cases
  • historical occasions

Although unafraid to interact with state of the art conception, the Encyclopedia is uncluttered via jargon and has been written in a lucid, 'facts-fronted' kind to provide an available advent to race and ethnic stories. The Encyclopedia can also be absolutely cross-referenced and punctiliously listed with such a lot entries through annotated up to date feedback for additional examining to lead the person to the most important resources. it really is destined to develop into a necessary source for students and scholars of race and ethnic reports, in addition to a convenient reference for newshounds and others operating within the field.

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Poverty and employment Poverty continues to be a major feature of black life in the USA. While there has been a decline in the proportion of African Americans classed as below the poverty line from a rate of 55 percent in 1959 to 32 percent in 1989, this latter figure is still three times the poverty rate found among whites in the United States. This kind of poverty gap between blacks and whites remains despite the particular family structure of blacks, accord- ing to figures reported by the US Bureau of the Census.

He spent three-and-a-half years without his title, unable to earn a living. By the end of it, cultural conditions had shifted so much that he was widely regarded as a martyr by the by-then formidable antiwar movement and practically anyone who felt affinity with civil rights. Return from exile Ali’s first fight after exile was in October 1970. He beat Jerry Quarry at an Atlanta where the majority of fans were African Americans. Any prospect of a smooth transition back to the title was dashed March 1971 by Joe Frazier, who had taken the title in Ali’s absence and defended it with unexpected tenacity in a contest that started one of the most celebrated rivalries in sport.

SEE ALSO: black bourgeoisie in Britain; British Asians; colonialism; diaspora; education; equal opportunity; ghetto; Hall, Stuart; homelessness; institutional racism; Lawrence case, the Stephen; media; migration; Pentecostalism; policing; racial coding; riots: Britain, 1981; riots: Britain, 1985; Scarman Report; segregation; sexual abuse; social work; underachievement; welfare Reading Blacks and Britannity, edited by Danie`le Joly (Ashgate, 2001), is a collection of original essays, some based on empirical research.

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