“A welcome and overdue contribution to the field. Identifying a need for an empirical guide to complement the abundant theoretical literature, this book combines a variety of practical avenues of advice with analytical sophistication, without losing any of the subject matter's complexities. The contextual chapters are well judged and informative, while readers will surely find the careful selection and very clear presentation of the case studies particularly useful in thinking through the projects from start to completion.”
- Steve Garner, Open University
This book offers a one stop guide to the meaning of racism, key studies in the field, core methodologies and an agenda for research for the future. Discussing the salient aspects of race and racism in contemporary society alongside methodological and practical considerations of qualitative research in the field, Researching Racism is not only an original textbook but also a crucial guide for anyone beginning their own research on racism.
Based on Muzammil Quraishi and Rob Philburn's extensive background as researchers, supervisors and teachers, this book: offers a clear and accessible account of an interdisciplinary and complex topic; incorporates historical, legislative and international dimensions of race and racism; outlines and illustrates a range of qualitative research methods; provides case studies and engaging examples; includes a tool kit for researchers of racism.
This is an indispensable guide for students wanting to research race and racism across the social sciences.
Race, Racism and Qualitative Methods
Keywords:qualitative methods, everyday language, ethnography, qualitative analysis, research ethics, dissemination of findings
Up to now we have presented overviews of the historical context of race and racism (Chapter 1), definitional and conceptual issues (Chapter 2) and legal frameworks (Chapter 3), before discussing the relevance to and problem of race and racism in and as part of contemporary society (Chapter 4). In the light of our discussion so far, we have pointed to the general ontological and epistemological standpoint which we feel is necessary to conduct research into race and racism. In this chapter we want to look more specifically at some of the qualitative research methods that you might use in conducting your research – as we ...