Institutional racism in the academy : a case study / c Andrew Pilkington.
- Publication info:
- Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, c2011.
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- Institutional racism in the academy : a case study / c Andrew Pilkington.
- Main Author:
- Pilkington, Andrew, 1947-
Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, 2011
"Institutional racism is shown to account for significant continuities in the approach of universities to race equality, yet race in higher education is under-researched. This empirical research study found unremitting reluctance by the university to identify race equality as a priority and to take appropriate action - position that persisted because of 'the sheer weight of whiteness'. The stance of the university towards racism was highlighted by a comparison between Midshire University and Midshire Police. The study found contrasts between the occupational cultures of the two organisations, but it revealed surprising parallels in their approaches to race equality, which stemmed in both from a taken for granted white norm. The book draws out the implications of this analysis for policy makers, practitioners and lecturers who are concerned to promote racial equality in education and to combat racism. This makes the book important reading for policy makers, managers, students, practitioners and academics who are concerned to investigate and challenge racism in education." --Publisher's website.
- Physical Description:
x, 178 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-171) and index.
Table of Contents
- Institutional racism in the academy
- Midshire Police and institutional racism: a paradigm case?
- The academy and pressures to promote race equality
- Midshire University and race equality: learning to swim
- Race equality in universities: continuity or change?
- From institutional racism to community cohesion: the changing nature of racial discourse in Britain.