Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2006
Description: 238 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: Race and Racism in Australia provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of Australian racism. This third edition examines complex questions of cultural diversity, social justice, discrimination, human rights and community relations that remain critical and contested issues in Australia today and raises concerns about racism in its many forms. Essential concepts and theories in the first three chapters underpin the detailed historical and contemporary examination of race and racism in Australia. As a settler society, the situation of indigenous Australians is fundamental and is given particular emphasis in several chapters. However, this focus is located within analyses of debates and experiences of other communities denied their rights to live and be respected in Australia. This approach encourages recognition of the commonalities and differences in the lives of minorities and common factors in their oppression. Race and Racism in Australia closes with a review of official and community-based strategies to combat discrimination and racism and offers practical suggestions for action. This book is essential reading for health professionals, educators and community workers and will be of particular interest to those enrolled in social science and humanities programs.