Reviews: Equality

6 reviews found for "Equality"
Book review : Every Muslim child matters
This is a book review of Every Muslim child matters by Maurice Irfan Coles, published by Trentham Books in 2008, ISBN 9781858564210. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The book is based on detailed discussions with a range of Muslims involved in education so that it is not just one person’s point of view, or indeed the view of a particular group within Islam. It features guidance for governing...
Book review : On language and sexual politics
This is a book review of On language and sexual politics by Deborah Cameron published by Routledge in 2006, ISBN 9780415373449. It was reviewed by Jessica Clapham of Bangor University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is a series of essays and articles examining the relationship between language, gender and power. Deborah Cameron is a prolific sociolinguist and feminist writing in the field of discourse analysis. The range of topics covers...
Book Review: Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls
This book looks at girls and education in Nepal. It begins with a grand tour of the social structures that frame girls' education and then takes us into the intimate and detailed worlds of families who are taking decisions about education on behalf of their daughters. In Daughters of the Tharu, Mary Ann Maslak unpicks the individual stories that underlie the bald statistic that, across the globe, nearly a quarter of all girls receive no formal...
Book review: It's not just about black and white, miss : children's awareness of race
This is a book review of It's not just about black and white, Miss : children's awareness of race by Sally Elton-Chalcraft, published by Trentham in 2009, ISBN 9781858564371. It was reviewed by Sandra Shaffi of Stockport College, on behalf of ESCalate. The book is about children’s perceptions of race. It is structured as a child-led research project and valuably takes account of the child’s voice in putting forward ideas. The enthusiasm and...
Book Review: Reconceptualising Lifelong Learning: Feminist Interventions
This is an excellent book which explores the concepts and definitions of lifelong learning and how that translates into practice for those who engage with it
Book Review: Silenced sexualities in schools and universities
The book examines the concept of ‘normal’ with regards to sexuality. The normalisation of heterosexuality is a construct arising from the discourse of power. This is the underlying principle that Epstein et al promote is this book. They argue that this normative heterosexuality constrains and influences the construction of a personal sexual identity. They demonstrate that this power of normative heterosexuality pervades all institutions including...