Reading List: 'Racism' by Matthew Grubbe

Reading List: 'Racism' by Matthew Grubbe

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For my Work Experience project I have chosen to create a Reading List exploring the topic of Racism.

All of the books can be found in the Gladstone's Library collection.

I have chosen Racism because the topic really interests me and I like to find out and read about other people’s perceptions on how people of differing races can co-exist harmoniously.

If you would like to further research this topic and find additional related books from the Gladstone's Library collection, you can find them by visiting this link.

  1. Remembering the Armenian Genocide 1915 - Patrick Thomas

          M 78/18, Theology Room

Patrick Thomas talks about the injustice of the slaughtering of over a million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915.

  1. Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century - John L. Esposito, Ibrahim Kalin

          305.697 ESP, House of Wisdom

The two authors demonstrate how Islamophobia has risen since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

  1. Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives - S.Sayyid, AbdoolKarim Vakil

          305.697 SAY, House of Wisdom

Sayyid displays his feelings on how the term ‘Islamophobia’ is controversial.

     4.  The Politics of the Veil - Joan Wallach Scott

          305.697094 SCO, House of Wisdom                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all.

     5.  Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering - Sherman A. Jackson

          297.27 JAC, House of Wisdom

This book solidifies Jackson's reputation as the foremost theologian of the black American Islamic movement.

  1. Dreams From my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - Barack Obama

          U 15.5/48, Annex

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family…

  1. The Churches and ‘Race’: A Pastoral Approach - David Haslam

          F 26.1/85, Stephen Gladstone Hall

Haslam explains the view that churches should welcome all races to worship God.

  1. Bishop Desmond Tutu the Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness : A Collection of his Recent Statements in the Struggle for Justice in South Africa - Desmond Tutu, John Webster

          SHEP.TUT, Annex

This book allows the reader to read Desmond Tutu’s statements on the apartheid.

  1. A Portrait of English Racism - Ann Dummett

          SHEP.DUM, Annex

Ann Dummet shows how English society worked to define immigrants as ‘others’ and reinforced perceptions of difference.

  1. Struggle in Babylon: Racism in the Cities and Churches of Britain - Kenneth Leech

           E 19.65/15, Theology Room

This book explores the increased belief among marginalised sections of society, black and white, that the government not only does not care but is actually against them.


For further reading, please see:

  • The Suburban Captivity of the Churches: An Analysis of Protestant Responsibility in the Expanding Metropolis - Gibson Winter. ROB I/68
  • Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the 18th Century - David Bindman. K 14/59

Matthew Grubbe