This book has already proved itself as a course adoption leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field. It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.
Minority Group Status
In many western industrialised societies, minority group status is most commonly associated with issues of immigration, ethnicity and cultural or religious difference. [Page 75]Perhaps the most common usage of the term is in relation to black and ethnic minority communities living in the midst of predominantly white and European majority populations, as in the UK and much of Europe. While reference to minority group status is important in the context of race, it should not ...