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Recent Scholarship on Race

Institutional Racism in Higher Education
Eds. Dr. Ian Law, Dr. Deborah Phillips 
and Dr. Laura Turney
Trentham Books, 2004
166 pp., $35.00 paperback 
ISBN 1858563135

This book reports on cutting-edge research on racism in higher education — a matter that has received far less attention than racism in primary and secondary schools. The result of a project funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and led by the editors, the book examines the evidence of institutional racism in higher education and prepares for the forthcoming Web-based guide to assist institutional change.
Higher education, like other public institutions, now has a legal duty to plan and implement race equality. The chapters here are drawn from presentations by leading social science researchers at a conference at the University of Leeds in 2002. The conference made it possible — for the first time since the Policy Studies Institute study of 1998 — to assess the extent and nature of racism in higher education institutions today, and the structural constraints on change. There are also accounts of positive new responses to these issues.
This book is for managers, academics and teachers in higher education, for policy-makers and professionals concerned with race equality, and for students of the social sciences.
Dr. Ian Law is senior lecturer in sociology and social policy and Dr. Deborah Phillips is senior lecturer in geography, both at the University of Leeds. Dr. Laura Turney is senior research officer, Scottish Executive, Edinburgh. 

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