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Exploring Diversity: core and further reading

Exploring Diversity, 2019/20, Semester 1
Catherine Bates
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Identity and difference

Bernardi, Daniel. ed. 2009. Filming difference : actors, directors, producers, and writers on gender, race, and sexuality in film. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Best, S. 2005. Understanding social divisions. London: Sage.

Braham, P. and Janes, L. eds. 2002. Social differences and divisions. Oxford: Blackwell

Browning, G., Halcli, A. and Webster, F. 1999. Understanding contemporary society : theories of the present London: Sage.

Jenkins, R. 2014. Social Identity, 4th edition. London: Routledge. Chapter 2, Similarity and Difference, pp 16-27    

Lawler, S. 2005. Disgusted subjects: the making of middle-class identities. The sociological review.. 53 (3), pp.429-446.

Pitcher, B. 2009. The politics of multiculturalism : race and racism in contemporary Britain. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Seidler, V. J. 2010. Embodying identities : culture, differences and social theory. Bristol: The Policy Press.

Skeggs, B. 2004. Class, self, culture. London: Routledge.

Woodward, K. 1997. Identity and DifferenceLondon: Sage. Introduction on Concepts and Difference pp 8-28.    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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Stigma, exclusion, othering

Ainlay, Stephen C. et al. 1986. The dilemma of difference : a multidisciplinary view of stigma. New York: Plenum Press.

Kay, Jackie. 2017. Red Dust Road. London: Picador.  

Young, Iris. 1990. Justice and the politics of difference. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. Chapter 2: Five Faces of Oppression, pp. 39-63.   

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Narrative, story and analysing media texts

Campbell, C. P. et al. 2012. Race and news : critical perspectives. London: Routledge.

Carter, C., Steiner, L. eds. 2004. Critical readings : media and gender Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Dennis, E. and Pease, E. eds. 1997 . The media in black and white , New Brunswick: Transaction.

Dines, G., Humez, J.. 1995. Gender, race and class in media. London: Sage.

Ferguson, R. 1998. Representing "race" : ideology, identity, and the media. London: Arnold.

Gauntlett, D. 2008. Media, gender and identity: an introduction. London: Routledge.

Gillespie, M and Toynbee, J. 2006. Analysing media texts. Maidenhead: Open University Press. (We will look in particular at chapter 4: 'Discourse Analysis and Content Analysis' by David Hesmondhalgh, 120-156) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva         

Hall, S. ed. 1997. Representation: cultural representations and signifying practices, London: Sage/OU.

Hartley, John. 1982. Understanding news. London: Routledge.

Porter Abbott, H. 2002. The Cambridge introduction to narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (We will look in particular at chapter 4: 'The rhetoric of narrative' which will be helpful for your assessments) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 13/08/2018) 

Ross, K. ed. 2011. The handbook of gender, sex, and media London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Van Dijk, T. 1991. Racism and the press. London: Routledge.

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Bodies and Performativity

Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. 2010. Exploring Disability Cambridge: Polity

Brady, A. and Schirato, T. 2011. Understanding Judith Butler. LA, Calif.; London: Sage. 

Butler, Judith. 1993. Bodies that matter. New York; London: Routledge. [available online]

Butler, Judith. 2006 (originally published: 1990). Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. New York; London: Routledge. [available online]

Butler, Judith. 2004. Undoing gender. New York; London: Routledge. [available online]

Butler, Judith and Sara Salih. 2004. The Judith Butler readerMalden, Mass; Oxford: Blackwell.

Goodley, D. 2011. Disability studies : an interdisciplinary introduction. London: Sage.

Prosser, Jay. 1998. Second skins: the body narratives of transsexuality. New York: Columbia University Press.

Salih, Sara. 2002. Judith Butler. London; NY: Routledge. [available online]

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What do we mean by 'diversity'?

Ahmed, Sara. 2012. On being included: racism and diversity in institutional life. Durham and London: Duke University Press. [available online] Chapter 1. 'Institutional Life' pp. 19-50.     

Adams, M. et al. 2013. Readings for diversity and social justice. 3rd edition. London: Routledge.

Hines, Sally. 2013. Gender diversity, recognition and citizenship : towards a politics of difference. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Janice R., Joplin W. and Daus C.S. 2007. Challenges of Leading a Diverse Workforce, The Academy of Management executive.. 11(3), pp.32-47. [available online]

Joshi A., Liao H. and Jackson S.E. 2006. Cross-level Effects of Workplace Diversity on Sales Performance and Pay. Academy of Management journal. 49(3), pp.459-481. [available online] 

Kirton, G. and Anne Marie Green. 2016. The dynamics of managing diversity: a critical approach. London; NY: Routledge. Chapter 6 'Equality, Diversity and the Law', pp. 143-158.  

Özbilgin M.F. 2009. Equality, diversity and inclusion at work : a research companion, Elgar Publishing Ltd: Gloucestershire [available online]

Richardson, D. and Monro, S. 2012. Sexuality, equality and diversity. Basingstoke:  Palgrave Macmillan.

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CIPD. 2012. Diversity in the workplace: an overview [online]. Available from:

ACAS. 2013. Delivering equality and diversity. [online]. Available from:

This list was last updated on 28/08/2019