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Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Ellis Cashmore


514 pages

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This is the paperback edition of a globally recognized sourcebook on race and ethnic relations. It has been assembled by a world-class team of international scholars led by Ellis Cashmore to provide an authoritative, single-volume reference work on all aspects of race and ethnic studies. From Aboriginal Australians to xenophobia, Nelson Mandela to Richard Wagner, sexuality to racial profiling, the Encyclopedia is organized alphabetically and reflects cultural diversity in a global context. The entries range from succinct 400 word definitions to in-depth 2000 word essays to provide comprehensive coverage of:

  • all the key terms, concepts and debates
  • important figures, both historical and contemporary
  • landmark cases
  • historical events.

Although unafraid to engage with cutting-edge theory, it is uncluttered by jargon and has been written in a lucid, 'facts-fronted' style to offer an accessible introduction to race and ethnic studies. Including a new introduction and fully cross-referenced index with most entries followed by annotated up-to-date suggestions for further reading to guide the user to the key sources, the book is already established as the authoritative sourcebook used by students, scholars, lawyers, journalists, members of the caring professions and many other groups involved in race and ethnic affairs.


'This one-volume encyclopedia provides authoritative information on a wide variety of aspects of race and ethnicity.' - Library Journal, March 2004

Table of Contents

Aboriginal Australians. African Americans. Ali, Muhammad. Antislavery. Asylum Seeker. Beauty. Bigotry. Consumption. Cultural Identity. Ethnic Cleansing. Ethnocentrism. Ethnocide. Frantz Fanon. Globalization. Homelessness. Human Rights. Institutional Racism. Intelligence. Islamophobia. Michael Jackson. Michael Jordan. The Stephen Lawrence Case. Masculinity. Minority Language Rights. Motown. Multiculturalism. Negrophilia. Oklahoma Bombing. Racial Profiling. Reparations. Representations. Riots. September 11 2001. Sexuality. Social Exclusion. Social Work. Transracial Adoption. United Nations. Welfare. Whiteness

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations