Mixed Race Identities

Aspinall, Peter J. and Song, Miri (2013) Mixed Race Identities. Identity Studies in the Social Sciences . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 232 pp. ISBN 978-0-230-27504-1. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137318893) (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 recent years, Britain has witnessed a significant growth in the 'mixed race' population. However, we still know remarkably little about this diverse population. How do young mixed race people think about and experience their multiracial status? What kinds of ethnic options do mixed race people possess, and how may these options vary across different types of 'mixes'? How important are their ethnic and racial identities, in relation to other bases of identification and belonging? This book investigates the ethnic and racial options exercised by young mixed race people in higher education in Britain, and it is the first to explore the identifications and experiences of various types of mixed race individuals. It reveals the diverse ways in which these young people identify and experience their mixed status, the complex and contingent nature of such identities, and the rise of other identity strands, such as religion, which are now challenging race and ethnicity as a dominant identity.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 08:39 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 12:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34874 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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