Diversity and Welfare Provision

Tension and Discrimination in 21st Century Britain

Edited by Lee Gregory and Steve Iafrati

Published

May 1, 2023

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1447365150

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 1, 2023

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1447365167

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Diversity and Welfare Provision

Recognising diverse groups within society is a vital part of policy research and analysis, yet few texts have drawn together the breadth of experiences of welfare provision from a diverse group of citizens.

This book fills this gap, by exploring how diverse citizens’ experience welfare provision. It aims to promote debate about the importance of social divisions in society and to address the gaps in research, in relation to race, ethnicity, disability, gender and LGBTQ.

It comes at a crucial time as we emerge out of a decade of austerity, a global pandemic and Brexit, where issues of diversity have been at the forefront of debates and renews the call for analysis within social policy, particularly on issues of diversity in the 21st century context.

Lee Gregory is Associate Professor at University of Nottingham.

Steve Iafrati is Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham.

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Widening the gaze: Institutional racism, social policy and conceptual diversification – Steve Iafrati and Lee Gregory

Chapter Three: Citizenship and Diversity – Lee Gregory and Steve Iafrati

Chapter Four: Institutional Racism in the UK Welfare State - Dayo Eseonu

Chapter Five: Disabled Self-Employed People and the UK Welfare State – Gerardo Arriaga Garcia and Eva Kasperova

Chapter Six: Neo-liberalism, Division and Austerity: precariarity and hunger in the UK – David Beck and Gwilym Hefin

Chapter Seven: Statutory exclusion from social security: experiences of migrants in the UK – Ilona Pinter

Chapter Eight: “You mean, my theoretical rights?”: neoliberal equality, state abandonment, and community response among homeless queer people. – Edith England

Chapter Nine: Diverse Graduate Trajectories in Austere Times: The Case of Young Working-Class Women in the UK – Laura Bentley

Chapter Ten: Disadvantaged, discriminated against and ignored: the experiences of Gypsy and Roma Travellers – Teresa Crew

Chapter Eleven: Scroungers, Shirkers and the Sick: Disability and Welfare in the 21st Century – Aimee Grant

Chapter Twelve: Male domestic violence victims’ experience of health care services– Natalie Quinn-Walker

Chapter Thirteen: Conclusion – Lee Gregory and Steve Iafrati

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