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'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

Edited by Peter Somerville and Andy Steele

Paperback: £25.00 / $39.95

2001, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-849-6, BIC 2: JKSB

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This is the first book to focus on how racism affects the housing choices available to black and other ethnic minority groups and how this contributes to social exclusion. Using a practical approach, the contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. 'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups, thereby preventing them from having an active role in society. Each chapter investigates a different aspect of the situation that black and other ethnic minority groups face, including:

Their housing needs

The procedure of the allocation of housing

Patterns of housing settlement of black and other ethnic minority groups

The employment of black and other ethnic minority staff in housing associations.

This book also gives examples of the experiences and aspirations of black and other ethnic minority groups and relates them to subjects such as cultural differences within and among black and other ethnic minority groups, and the further social exclusion which arises from housing associations which help a specific ethnic minority group. `Race', Housing and Social Exclusion challenges existing views, which are based on broad generalisations of black and other ethnic minority groups, and also points to future policy making and strategic planning.