The Politics of Social Science Research

‘Race’, Ethnicity and Social Change

  • Peter Ratcliffe

Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Towards a Sociology of the Sociology of ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Nation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dipannita Basu
      Pages 18-40
  3. Non-European Societies: Histories Rooted in Slavery, Apartheid and Genocide

  4. Western European Societies: Ex-Colonial Powers

  5. Eastern Europe: Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Vicki L. Hesli, Brian L. Kessel
      Pages 202-238
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-252

About this book


This book addresses some of the key questions facing contemporary social scientists. What is the point of our research? Who undertakes it? Does it have any impact on the social world it attempts to characterize: if so, what? It does so by focusing on international research on identity and inequality grounded in 'race' and ethnic difference. The contributors to the volume ask searching questions about the politics of research funding, the empowerment of minorities, and the prospects for meaningful change.


Familie identity migration Nation politics social change sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Ratcliffe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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