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Race and ethnicity

'Home sweet home' written on a bricked up window

Why are Black and minority ethnic women at particular risk of domestic abuse during lockdown? Launching the report 'Domestic violence during the lockdown: the needs of Black and minoritised communities during the pandemic', Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha outline the issues specific to minority women, from forced marriage, rejection by refuges and reduced contact with support agencies. …Read more

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by Terri Givens  |  19th January 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we speak to Terri Givens, author of 'Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides'. At this crucial moment, as Biden and Harris step into power, Terri explains how radical empathy, achieved through connection and vulnerability, is the path to a point of truth and reconciliation.…Read more

Photo of an iPhone homescreen
by Scott Timcke  |  18th January 2021

Scott Timcke, author of 'Algorithms and the End of Politics', considers how digital tech companies not only shape everyday perception, but control the economy, legitimise state force and upend democratic practice. …Read more

'Top 10' in vintage letterpress type

From craft beer to lockdown resistance and modern slavery, Transforming Society reveals our top ten articles of this extraordinary 2020. …Read more

Montage of book covers from the reading list
by Staff at Bristol University Press  |  17th December 2020

2020 has changed the world and the way we live, with one impact being an increase in the amount we read. The team at Bristol University Press share some of the books they’ve read and enjoyed this year.…Read more

A mother and child sitting in a hamock
by Patricia Hamilton  |  15th December 2020

Patricia Hamilton, author of 'Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting', examines Black mothers’ engagement with attachment parenting, within the mainstream representation of attachment parents as White and Black mothers as neglectful.…Read more

Protest sign saying 'Capitalism is racist'
by Samir Sweida-Metwally  |  11th November 2020

Changing our consumption habits is an essential step to tackling systemic racism. Samir Sweida-Metwally argues that self-education in the era of Black Lives Matter is just not enough.…Read more

Patrick Vernon calls for the decolonisation of UK mental health policy to show we really believe in black lives matter and to shift the structural racism of the last 60 years.…Read more

Stack of beer barrels
by Nathaniel G. Chapman and David L. Brunsma  |  13th October 2020

Reporting on the research behind their new book 'Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It', Nathaniel G. Chapman and David L. Brunsma join the new narrative challenging the entrenched whiteness of craft beer in the US.…Read more

Protest with 'Defund the police, invest in community' projected on the wall
by Ian Cummins  |  17th August 2020

Ian Cummins, author of the forthcoming 'Welfare and Punishment', examines the recent calls to defund the police from a mental health perspective, and looks at why we need to develop models of mental health services that limit police involvement as far as possible.…Read more