Books, pamphlets & multimedia

Materials produced by the IRR and other publications distributed by the IRR.

January 1, 1993

Community care: the black experience

The first study to ask black groups for their experiences and opinions on community care.

January 1, 1991

Newham: the forging of a black community

Situates the growth of Newham's working-class black community in the context of industrial development and decline around London's docks.

January 1, 1991

Deadly silence: black deaths in custody

The first comprehensive study in Britain on how black people have died in the custody of the police, prisons and special hospitals.

January 1, 1990

Homelands of the mind: Jewish feminism and identity politics

How do we hold on to both a Jewish and a feminist identity?

October 1, 1987

Policing Against Black People

This major report on policing in Britain demonstrates how a whole underclass of black people, situated in the most deprived areas of the inner city, have been marked out for a particular form of policing.

January 1, 1986

From resistance to rebellion: Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain

Chronicles and analyses the hitherto unrecorded history of black people in Britain since the Second World War.

January 1, 1985

How Racism Came to Britain

The third book in a series that explains how racism came to Britain. It is highly readable, serious – yet entertaining – and is especially suitable for young people. It examines the origins of racism in slavery and colonialism and shows how it affects black people in every aspect of their lives in Britain today – in immigration control, employment, housing, education, policing and law enforcement, and the media.

January 1, 1983

Towards an anti-racist feminism

'When the women's movement as we know it today, took off in the latter part of the 1960s, the debt of inspiration it owed to the black movement was obvious and acknowledged.'

January 1, 1982

Patterns of Racism

The second book in a series that traces the different ways that racism and colonialism have developed in various parts of the world and how and why they took on particular forms. Bringing the story up to the twentieth century, it covers North America, Australia and New Zealand, Southern Africa, Latin America, the West Indies and India.

January 1, 1982

Roots of Racism

The first book in  a series which covers Europe’s early contacts with black people and the factors that fuelled the original drive  for conquest. From the initial dominance of the Spanish and Portuguese, it traces the establishment of a worldwide colonial system and how that in turn fed Europe’s economic development – in particular through the industrial revolution.