Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices
By (author) Suki Ali
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Mixed-race, Post-race by Suki Ali
Book DescriptionSocial scientists claim that we now live in a post-race society, where race has been replaced by 'ethnicity'.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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859737705
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suki Ali
International Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Mixedness and Mixing, Hardback (May 2012)
International Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Mixedness and Mixing is an invaluable book for students and scholars of race and ethnicity.
Politics of Gender and Education, Paperback (November 2003)
What are the politics of gender within education? How are the issues of gender being explored in diverse educational settings? Does gender still matter in education? This book draws together the work from an international array of authors working at the cutting edge of gender research in education.
Global Feminist Politics, Hardback (March 2000)» View all books by Suki Ali
Featuring an international panel of cutting-edge feminist thinkers, Global Feminist Politics examines the changing context for feminist political action, its meaning and forms.
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Author Biography - Suki Ali
Suki Ali Sociology Department, London School of Economics.
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