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Exploring Diversity: core and further reading

Exploring Diversity, 2021/22, 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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Resources about Jackie Kay's Red Dust Road

Ellis, Jacqueline. Nurturing Anger: Race, Affect, and Transracial Adoption  Women's Studies Quarterly, Spring/Summer 2015, 43(1/2), pp.213-227 Available Online

Fox, P.  The "Telling Part": Reimagining Racial Recognition in Jackie Kay's Adoptee Search Narratives  Contemporary Womens Writing, 2015 Jul, 9(2), pp.277-296. Available Online

Hanson, Clare, Epigenetics, plasticity and identity in Jackie Kay's Red Dust Road   Textual Practice: Beyond the Gene: Epigenetic Science in 21st Century Culture, 16 April 2015, 29(3), pp.433-452. Available online.

Tournay-Theodotou, Petra Some Connection with the Place: Jackie Kay's Red Dust Road  Wasafiri, 02 January 2014, 29(1), pp.15-20  Available online


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Stigma, oppression, othering

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

Bangert, Melina, 2018, “Where are you really from?” Female BME students’ narratives of encountering racial-microaggressions in their everyday university experiences  Thesis. Available online

Blackburn, Simon, 2016, Oppression  The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy   Available online

Heuman, Amy N. Illuminating everyday performances of privilege and oppression  Communication Teacher: Critical Communication and Pedagogy, 02 January 2018, 32(1), pp.30-35.

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

Remedios, Jessica D; Snyder, Samantha H, 2018,  Intersectional Oppression: Multiple Stigmatized Identities and Perceptions of Invisibility, Discrimination, and Stereotyping, Journal of Social Issues, June 2018, 74(2), pp.265-281

Sue, Derald Wing. 2010, Microaggressions in everyday life : race, gender, and sexual orientation Hoboken, N.J: Wiley-Blackwell.

 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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Gender, 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. 

Buchanan, Ian, 2018, transgender  A Dictionary of Critical Theory.

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.

 Kang, Miliann ; Lessard, Donovan ; Heston, Laura ; Nordmarken, Sonny, 2017,  Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies  Open Textbook Library  Open Access. Available online.

Papulias, Constantina, 2006 Transgender  Theory, Culture & Society, 23(2-3), pp.231-233. Available online

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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Institutional racism and resources about the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry

Griffin, Gabriele, 2017, institutional racism, A Dictionary of Gender Studies. Available online

Griffith, Derek M. ; Mason, Mondi ; Yonas, Michael ; Eng, Eugenia ; Jeffries, Vanessa ; Plihcik, Suzanne ; Parks, Barton Dismantling institutional racism: theory and action  American Journal of Community Psychology, June 2007, Vol.39(3-4), pp.381-392. Available online

Kamali, Masoud. 2009. Racial discrimination institutional patterns and politics New York; London: Routledge. Available online.

Long, Lisa Jane. 2016. Still 'Policing the crisis?': Black and mixed-'race' experiences of policing in West Yorkshire. Thesis. Available online.

 Souhami, Anna, Institutional racism and police reform: an empirical critique Policing and Society, 01 January 2014, Vol.24(1), pp.1-21. 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 03/09/2021