1st Edition

The Body, Authenticity and Racism





ISBN 9781138644878
Published September 15, 2017 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

The modern world may believe that authenticity empowers us to be our true selves. However, is this really true for all people? Would authenticity be accepted by others if it does not fit within the conceptions of those who embody "nationally authorised" attributes?





Drawing upon an in-depth study of young children in Dublin’s North inner city, The Body, Authenticity and Racism offers detailed insight into how racism is created and perpetuated within 7–9-year-old boys’ interactions with one another. Indeed, through unique empirical data, this enlightening title demonstrates the importance of discussing the body when examining racism – not only in how the body is judged and racialised by other people, but how it is an apparent medium through which racism operates and disappears into. Garratt also explores how masculinity, belonging to a local area and being accepted as ‘Irish’ is intricately interwoven within gendered and racist assumptions; which comes not only from wider discourses but are actively constructed and reconstructed by children themselves.





Using a Bourdieusian method of analysis and phenomenological philosophy, this book ultimately highlights the role of authenticity in hiding racism amongst children. A timely volume, it will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Irish Studies and Masculinities Studies.

Table of Contents



Introduction……………………………………………………………….…



The Present Study…………………………………………………………..



Immigration to Ireland…………………………………………………..



Diversity in Ireland………………………………………………………..



‘Irish’ Citizenship…………………………………………………………..



Migrant Children in Primary School in Ireland…………………



Structure of Book…………………………………………………………..





Rationalising Immigration………………………………………………



Abstract………………………...…………………………………………….



Macro Assimilation, Multiculturalism and Integration…….



Racialisation, Nationalism and the Nation State…….……….



Authenticity…………………………….……………........................



Whiteness……………………………………………………………………..



Conclusion…………………………………………………...................





The Importance of Embodiment…………………………………….



Abstract…………………….………………………………………………….



Human Capital and Acculturation……………………………………



The Theoretical Framework of Pierre Bourdieu…………....



Masculinities: Embodying Rationality…...………………………



The Irrational Body: Gender, Socio-Economic Status and Racialisation…………………………………………………………………..



Disentangling the Body from Sexuality……………………………



Phenomenology: Beyond Mind Body Dualism………….......



Conclusion……………………………………………….....................





Emotions, Affect and Interactional Ritual…...…………………



Abstract……………………………………………………………………….



Perception and Apperception………………………………..



Erving Goffman, Interaction, Rituals and Encounters………



Emotion and Affect………………………………………………………..



The Desire for Recognition……………………………………………..



Conclusion…………………………………………………...................





Authentically a Northside Boy………………………………………



Abstract…………………….………………………………………………….



Welcome to the Northside…………………………………………….



The Northside in the School.………………………………………….



Being Read as ‘Authentic’…………

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Biography

Lindsey Garratt is a Research Associate in the University of Manchester in the Department of Sociology