photograph New book published based on findings from ESRC funded Sexualities Equalities in Local Government Project

Professor Diane Richardson and Dr Surya Monro (University of Huddersfield) have recently had a book published by Palgrave Macmillan entitled:

'Sexuality, Equality and Diversity'

From individual experiences of prejudice to international political debate around equal rights, social attitudes towards sexuality and transgender equalities are evolving. This timely text traces shifts at personal, national and international levels to fully assess the landscape of policy and theory today.

Bringing together critical perspectives and original research, Sexuality, Equality and Diversity clearly outlines contested terms and key debates in the field. It explains how equality policy is developed and put into practice, examining what has been achieved by legislation so far and highlighting the challenges to overcome. Exploring the multiple identities and different agendas of various
LGBT communities, this thought-provoking book draws on a range of rich examples to shed new light on sexual citizenship today.

This is an invaluable guide through the complex terrain of equality and diversity, and is invaluable reading for students of sociology, social policy, gender studies and politics.

For more information and how you can purchase this book please visit the Palgrave Macmillian website

Professor Diane Richardson
Professor of Sociology & Social Policy

published on: 10th May 2012