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Ethnicity, Gender and Social Change

  • Rohit Barot
  • Harriet Bradley
  • Steve Fenton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rethinking Ethnicity and Gender

    1. Rohit Barot, Harriet Bradley, Steve Fenton
      Pages 1-25
  3. Ethnicity, Gender and Economic Disadvantage

  4. Institutions and Culture: Continuities and Change

  5. The Second Generation: Gender and Change

  6. Ethnicity, Identity and Narrative

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-249

About this book


Ethnicity, Gender and Social Change explores the social space occupied by both gender and ethnicity. As recognition of the sociological importance of gender and ethnicity has grown, so has the opportunity for exploring the intersections between them. This volume brings together both theoretical reflections and new research in this key area. For the sociologist this presents a conceptual challenge, while for the individual it may present a series of dilemmas. These are intriguingly traced out in studies which take us from Punjabi families in the UK, to Surinamese migrants in Amsterdam, to Hindu and Muslim women and Black nurses in Britain, the African and Asian diasporas, and gender identity in post-Soviet Latvia.


Familie gender gender roles Generation identity Institution migration social change sociology women

Editors and affiliations

  • Rohit Barot
    • 1
  • Harriet Bradley
    • 1
  • Steve Fenton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of BristolUK

About the editors

ROHIT BAROT is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol. He has carried out fieldwork studying the Swaminarayan movement and migrations and group formation among south Asians in Bristol. His most recent publication is The Racism Problematic: Contemporary Sociological Debates on Race and Ethnicity.

HARRIET BRADLEY is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Bristol University. She has written extensively on women's work and has an interest in studying the interaction of gender with class and ethnicity. Her publications include Fractured Identities, and a forthcoming book about gender and trade unions, Gender and Power in the Workplace.

STEVE FENTON is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at University of Bristol, Department of Sociology. He has researched and published in the general field of ethnicity and health and with specific reference to minorities, culture and mental health. He is currently part of a team engaged on an ESRC funded project on ethnicity, socio-economic position and health under the Health Variations Programme.

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