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