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Talking Race in Young Adulthood

Race and Everyday Life in Contemporary Britain, 1st Edition

By Bethan Harries

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156 pages

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Description

At a time in which race lies at the heart of so much public debate, Talking Race in Young Adulthood comes at an important moment.





Drawing on ethnographic research with young adults in Manchester, Harries engages with ideas of the post-racial to explore how young adults make sense of their identities, relationships and new forms of racism, consequently revealing how and in what ways race remains a salient dimension of social experience. Indeed, this book presents news ways of thinking about how we live with difference, as Harries analyses the relationship between racism, generational identities and the spatial configurations of a city.



Offering a distinct contribution to the sociology of race, this book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as Race and Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, Human Geography, Youth Studies, Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology.

Table of Contents

Chapter one – Introduction





The research



The book





Chapter two – The Conflicted City





Introduction



The multi-layered city



The city



The ‘Other’ side of the city



Gorton, Longsight and Moss Side



Beyond the city



Conclusion





 



Chapter three - The imaginings of a ‘post-racial’ generation





Introduction



A ‘post-racial’ generation?



The myth of sameness and the fantasy of non-racism



Other times and ‘Othered’ places



Mixing ≠ multiculture



Conclusion





 



Chapter four – Anticipating race: Race and the recognition of difference in encounters with diversity





Introduction



Expectations of difference



No difference here



Contrasted spaces: encountering the white working class



Comfortable conceptions of difference



Proximities to difference



Learned encounters: the "unspoken code"



Conclusion





 



 



Chapter five – Going against the grain: resistance to identifications and the claim for multiple subjectivities





Introduction



Starting from the point of misrecognition



White working-class identities



Being ‘different’ and undermining identities of difference



De-categorising identities



Reworking the label: claiming a multi-faceted identity



"I am not who I am supposed to be"



Conclusion





Chapter six – When is racism?





Introduction



The problem of racism



Talking racism



Racism and the weight of categorisation





Social mixing: an inadequate counter to racism



Naming racism, naming racists



Conclusion





 



Chapter seven – Conclusion





 



 



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About the Author

Bethan Harries is a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General