Mixed-Race, Post-Race: Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices Suki Ali

ISBN: 9781859737651

Published: November 1st 2003

Hardcover

256 pages


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Mixed-Race, Post-Race: Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices  by  Suki Ali

Mixed-Race, Post-Race: Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices by Suki Ali
November 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781859737651 | 9.23 Mb

Social scientists claim that we now live in a ‘post-race society, where ‘race has been replaced by ethnicity. Yet racism is endemic to British society and people often think in terms of ‘black and ‘white. With a marked rise in the number ofMoreSocial scientists claim that we now live in a ‘post-race society, where ‘race has been replaced by ethnicity. Yet racism is endemic to British society and people often think in terms of ‘black and ‘white.

With a marked rise in the number of children from mixed parentage, there is an urgent need to challenge simplistic understandings of race, nation and culture, and interrogate what it means to grow up in Britain and claim a mixed identity.Focusing on mixed-race and inter-ethnic families, this book not only explores current understandings of race, but it shows, using innovative research techniques with children, how we come to ‘read race.

What influence do photographs and television have on childrens ideas about race? How do children use memories and stories to talk about racial differences within their own families? How important is the home and domestic culture in achieving a sense of belonging? Ali also considers, through data gathered from teachers and parents, broader issues relating to the effectiveness of anti-racist and multicultural teaching in schools, and parental concerns over the social mobility and social acceptability of their children.Rigorously researched, this book is the first to combine childrens accounts on race and identity with contemporary cultural theory.

Using fascinating case studies, it fills a major gap in this area and provides an original approach to writing on race.



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