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 56, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Adams, L, Carter, K. (2007) Black and Asian Women in the Workplace: The Employer Perspective, Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Alexander, C., Weekes‐Bernard, D. & Arday, J. (2015) The Runnymede School Report: Race, Education & Inequality in Contemporary Britain. London: Runnymede Trust.

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

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.

Bennetto, J. (2009) Police and Racism: what has been achieved 10 years after the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Bhavnani, R. (2007) Ahead of the Game: The Changing Aspirations of Young Ethnic Minority Women. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Bhavnani, R., Mirza, H.S, Meetoo, V. (2005) Tackling the Roots of Racism: Lessons for Success, Bristol: The Policy Press.

Bhopal, R.S. (2013) Migration, Ethnicity and Health in Multicultural Societies, second edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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

Botcherby, S. (2006) Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean Women and Employment Survey: Aspirations, Experiences and Choices. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Bradley, H., Healy, G., Forson, C. and Kaur, P. (2007) Workplace Cultures: What Does and What Does Not Work. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Brown, P, Niner, P (2009) Assessing local housing authorities’ progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities in England, Research report 13, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Brown, P, Niner, P, Lomax, D (2009) Assessing local authorities’ progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities in Scotland, Research report 44, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Brown, P, Henning, N, Niner, P (2011) Assessing local authorities progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities in England and Wales: 2010 update Executive summary, Research report 68, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Brynin, M., Guveli, A. (2012) Understanding the ethnic pay gap in Britain, Work, Employment and Society, 26 (4), pp.574–587.

Buckner, L, Yeandle, S, Botcherby, S. (2007) Ethnic Minority Women and Local Labour Markets, Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Business in the Community (2015) Race at Work. London: Business in the Community.

Bux-Ryan, M, Finegold, G, Hutcheson, N (2010) The 2012 Olympics: access to training and employment opportunities, Research report 49, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Catney, G, 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 et al (2009) Inequalities experienced by Gypsy and Traveller communities: A review, Research report: 12, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Choudhury, T, Fenwick, H (2011) The impact of counter-terrorism measures on Muslim communities, Research report 72, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Clark, K, Drinkwater, S. (2007) Ethnic Minorities in the Labour Market: Dynamics and diversity, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Commission for Racial Equality (2007) A Lot Done, a Lot to Do: Our Vision for an Integrated Britain, London: Commission for Racial Equality.

Dhanda, M, Mosse, D, Waughray, A et al (2014) Caste in Britain:  Experts' Seminar and Stakeholders' Workshop, Research report 92, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Dhanda, M, Waughray,A, Keane, D et al (2014) Caste in Britain: Socio-legal Review, Research report 91, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equal Opportunities Commission (2007) Moving on Up? The way forward: Report of the EOC’s investigation into Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Black Caribbean women and work. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

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 (2009) Race Discrimination in the Construction Industry Inquiry report, Research Report no. 23, 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 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, Manchester: 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.

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

Finney, N, Simpson, L. (2009) 'Sleepwalking to Segregation'? Challenging myths about race and migration, Bristol: The Policy Press.

Fryer, P. (1984) Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain, London: Pluto.

Goodhart D. (2013) The British Dream: Successes and failures of post-war immigration, London: Atlantic Books.

Goulbourne, H (1998) Race Relations in Britain since 1945, London: MacMillan.

Hiro, D. (1991) Black British, White British: A history of race relations in Britain, Grafton, London.

House of Commons Home Affairs Committee (2009) The MacPherson Report – Ten Years On, HC 427. London: The Stationery Office.

House of Commons, Women and Equalities Commission (2016) Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. Second report of session 2016-17. Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report, London: TSO.

Hurrell, K (2013) Race Disproportionality in Stops and Searches, 2011-12, Briefing Paper 7, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Kofman, E., Lukes, S, D’ Angelo, A et al. (2009) The Equality Implications of Being a Migrant in Britain, EHRC Research report 19. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Kundnani, A. (2007) The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain, London: Pluto Press.

May, T., Gyateng, T. and Hough, M. (2010) Differential Treatment in the Youth Justice System, Research report 50. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Macpherson, W. (1999) The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: report of an inquiry by Sir William Macpherson of Cluny, Cm 4262-I, London: Home Office.

Metcalf, H (2009) Pay gaps across the equality strands: a review, Research report 14, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Modood, T. (2010) Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books.

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

Modood T (2014) Multiculturalism and Britishness: provocations, hostilities and advances. In: Garbaye R, Schnapper P (eds) The Politics of Ethnic Diversity in the British Isles. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.21–37.

Parekh, B (2000) The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain: Report of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, London: Profile Books.

Phillips, T, Phillips, M. (1998) Windrush: The irresistible rise of multi-racial Britain, London: Harper Collins.

Pitcher, B. (2009) The Politics of Multiculturalism: Race and Racism in Contemporary Britain, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Platt, L. (2006) Pay Gaps: The position of ethnic minority women and men Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.

Platt, L. (2009) Ethnicity and the Family: Relationships within and between ethnic groups – an analysis using the Labour Force Survey, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Prime Minister orders government audit to tackle racial disparities in public service outcomes (27th August 2016) [online] available at: [accessed 28th September 2016) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-orders-government-audit-to-tackle-racial-disparities-in-public-service-outcomes

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.

Rutter, J, Latorre, M (2009) Social housing allocation and immigrant communities, Research report 4, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Solomos, J (2003) Race and Racism in Britain, Third edition, London: Palgrave MacMillan.

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

Steventon, A, Sanchez, C. (2008) The under-pensioned: disabled people and people from ethnic minorities, Research report 5, 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.

Zwysen, W, 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: 16 Apr 2018