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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Making Race Matter

Bodies, Space and Identity

ISBN 9781403904140
Publication Date September 2005
Formats Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

This collection of original pieces brings together critical perspectives on the intersection of ethnic and gender identities as spatialized forms of embodied social practice, tackling important recent themes such as whiteness, masculinity, the body, sexuality, diaspora and globalization. Designed to bring these debates to students in a way that bridges contemporary theory with vivid case material, this is a lively and wide-ranging text of relevance to a range of social sciences.

CLAIRE ALEXANDER is Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economic and Political Science, UK. She has researched and published on race, youth and masculinity in Britain. Publications include The Art of Being Black (Oxford University Press, 1996) and The Asian Gang (Berg 2000).

CAROLINE KNOWLES is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. She is the author of Bedlam on the Streets (Routledge 2000), Family Boundaries: The Invention of Normality and Dangerousness (Broadview Press, 1996), Race, Discourse and Labourism (Routledge 1992) and joint editor of Resituating Identities: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Culture (Broadview Press, 1996).

Foreword; H.Carby
Introduction; C.Knowles & C.Alexander
Mapping Subjectivities; D.Goldberg
"Home from Home": Youth, Belonging and Place; L.Back
Diaspora Politics Through Style: Racialized and Politicized Fashion in Global Markets; P.Bhachu
Global and Local Articulations of Asian Identity; M.Song
Comparing New Migration with Old: Exploring the Issue of Asylum and Settlement; K.Reed
Making Whiteness: British Lifestyle Migrants in Hong Kong; C.Knowles, Photographs by D.Harper
Brilliant Bodies, Fragile Minds: Race, Sport and the Mind/Body Split; B.St.Louis
Remembering Bodies, Healing Histories: The Emotional Politics of Everyday Freedom; D.Noble
Uses of the Exotic: Body, Narrative, Mixedness; S.Ali
Fear and Loathing in Front of a Mirror; O.Stuart
Culture, Sexuality and Identity in an Ethnic Minority Community: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Gay Men in London; C.Phellas
Embodying Violence: 'Riots', Dis/Order and the Private Lives of 'the Asian Gang'; C.Alexander
Afterwords; D.Goldberg.


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