Race and ethnicity reading list

The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on race and ethnicity. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Abrams, D. (2010) Processes of prejudice: theory, evidence and intervention. Research Report no. 56. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Alexander, C., Weekes‐Bernard, D. and Arday, J. (eds.) (2015) Race, education and inequality in contemporary Britain. Runnymede Perspectives. London: Runnymede Trust. 

Allen, C. (2020) Reconfiguring Islamophobia: a radical rethinking of a contested concept. Cham: Palgrave Pivot. 

Back, L. and Solomos, J (eds.) (2009) Theories of race and racism. Second edition, London: Routledge.  

Balogun, B., Rough, E., Harker, R., Powell, T., Pyper, D. and Sutherland, N. (2020) Covid-19 and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Debate Pack CD – 0074, 17 June. London: House of Commons Library. 

Banton, M. (2010) Racial theories. Second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Bell, M. (2008) Racism and equality in the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Bhopal, K. (2018) White privilege: the myth of a post-racial society. Bristol: Policy Press. 

Bhopal, R.S. (2013) Migration, ethnicity and health in multicultural societies. Second edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Bloch, A. and Solomos, J. (2010) Race and ethnicity in the 21st century. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Boakye, J. (2019) Black, listed: Black British culture explored. London: Dialogue Books. 

Brynin, M., Longhi, S. and Zwysen, W. (2019) 'The diversification of inequality', British Journal of Sociology, 70, 1: 70-89. 

Byrne, B., Alexander, C. Khan, O., Nazroo, J. and Shankley, W. (2020) Ethnicity, race and inequality in the UK: state of the nation. Bristol: Policy Press.  

Caplan, A., Aujla, A., Prosser, S. and Jackson, J. (2009) Race discrimination in the construction industry: a thematic review. EHRC Research Report no. 23. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Catney, G. and Sabater, A. (2015) Ethnic minority disadvantage in the labour market: participation, skills and geographical inequalities. York:  Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Cemlyn, S., Greenfields, M., Burnett, S., Matthews, Z. and Whitwell, C. (2009) Inequalities experienced by Gypsy and Traveller communities: a review. EHRC Research Report no. 12. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Chatoo, S., Atkin, K., Craig, G. and Flynn, R. (eds.) (2019) Understanding 'race' and ethnicity: theory, history, policy, practice. Bristol: Policy Press.

Davidson, N. (ed.) No Problem Here: Understanding racism in Scotland, Edinburgh: Luath Press.

Eberhardt, J. (2018) Biased: uncovering the hidden prejudices that shape our lives. London: Cornerstone. 

Eddo-Lodge, R. (2018) Why I'm no longer talking to White people about race. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009) All together now? A portrait of race in Britain. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) Inquiry into recruitment and employment in the meat and poultry processing sector: Report of the findings and recommendations. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) Stop and Think: A critical review of the use of stop and search powers in England and Wales, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Race disproportionality in stops and searches under s.60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Briefing Paper no. 5. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Stop and think again: towards race equality in police PACE stop and search, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) Experiences of migrant workers in fish and food processing in North-East and Central Scotland: a fact finding study 2015. Glasgow: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) From local voices to global audience: engaging with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Second edition, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Healing a divided Britain: the need for a comprehensive race equality strategy. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2016) Race rights in the UK: submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in advance of the public examination of the UK's implementation of ICERD. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2020) Evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2020) Inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.  

Fenton, S. (2013) Ethnicity. Second edition, Cambridge: Polity Press. 

Gentleman, A. (2019) The Windrush betrayal: exposing the hostile environment. London: Guardian Books. 

Goodfellow, M. (2019) Hostile environment: how immigrants become scapegoats. London: Verso Books. 

Haque, Z., Becares, L. and Treloar, N. (2020) Over-exposed and under-protected: the devastating impact of Covid-19 on Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Britain. London: Runnymede Trust. 

Hirsch, A. (2018) Brit(ish): on race, identity and belonging. London: Vintage Publishing. 

Hurrell, K. (2013) Race disproportionality in stops and searches, 2011-12. Briefing Paper no. 7. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

IFF Research (2019) Racial harassment inquiry: survey of university students. EHRC Research Report no. 129. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

IFF Research (2019) Racial harassment inquiry: survey of universities. EHRC Research Report no. 130. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

IFF Research (2019) Racial harassment inquiry: qualitative research findings. EHRC Research Report no. 131. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Khan, M. (2020) It's not about the burqa: Muslim women on faith, feminism, sexuality and race. London: Picador. 

Kofman, E., Lukes, S, D' Angelo, A et al. (2009) The equality implications of being a migrant in Britain. EHRC Research Report no. 19. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Longhi, S. (2020) 'A longitudinal analysis of ethnic unemployment differentials in the UK', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46, 5: 879-92. 

Longhi, S. and Bryson, M. (2017) The ethnicity pay gap. EHRC Research Report no. 108. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Meer, N., Akhtar, S. and Davidson, N. (eds.) (2020) Race equality in Scotland. London: Runnymede Trust.

Modood, T. (2013) Multiculturalism. Second edition, Cambridge: Polity.

Modood T. (2014) 'Multiculturalism and Britishness: provocations, hostilities and advances'. In Garbaye, R. and Schnapper, P (eds.) The politics of ethnic diversity in the British Isles. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 21–37.

Modood, T. (2019) Essays on secularism and multiculturalism. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Noble, S.U. (2018) Algorithms of oppression: how search engines reinforce racism. New York: New York University Press.  

Platt, L. and Warwick, R. (2020) Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others? IFS Briefing Note, 1 May. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies.  

Public Health England (2020) Beyond the data: understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups. London: Public Health England. 

Runnymede Trust (2016) UK NGOs' Alternative Report: submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with regard to the UK Government's 21st to 23rd Periodic Reports. London: The Runnymede Trust.

Rutherford, A. (2020) How to argue with a racist: history, science, race and reality. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

Rutter, J. and Latorre, M. (2009) Social housing allocation and immigrant communities. EHRC Research Report no. 4. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Shukla, N. (2017) The good immigrant. London: Unbound. 

Somerville, W. and Sumption, M. (2009) Immigration in the UK: the recession and beyond. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (2015) Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 9 of the Convention: Twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Geneva: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (2016) Concluding observations on the twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports of United Kingdom. Geneva: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

Welsh Government (2020) First Minister's BAME COVID-19 Advisory Group: Report of the socioeconomic subgroup. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Zwysen, W. and Longhi, S. (2016) Labour market disadvantage of ethnic minority British graduates: university choice, parental background or neighbourhood? Colchester: Institute for Social and Economic Research.

David Sparrow

Library and Information Services Manager

Last updated: 28 May 2021