Is there a mixed race group in Britain? The diversity of multiracial identification and experience

Song, Miri (2010) Is there a mixed race group in Britain? The diversity of multiracial identification and experience. Critical Social Policy, 30 (3). pp. 337-358. ISSN 0261-0183. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0261018310367672) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In contemporary British society, references to ‘mixed race’ people and to various forms of mixing abound. But to what extent can we say that there is ‘a’ mixed race group in Britain today? If such a group exists, what commonalities underlie the experience of being mixed? In addressing this question, I draw on a study of the racial identifications of different types of mixed young people in Britain. I find that the meanings and significance of race and mixedness in these young people’s lives can vary considerably both across and within specific mixed groups. In conclusion, I argue that while there is evidence of a growing consciousness and interest in being mixed, we cannot (yet) speak of a coherent mixed group or experience in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: identification, mixed race, race, racial categories, young people
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 10:03 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34515 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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