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Author Tyler, Katharine, 1973-
Title Whiteness, class and the legacies of empire [electronic resource] : on home ground / by Katharine Tyler, University of Surrey, UK
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Note Includes bibliographical references
Acknowledgements -- Frameworks, Fieldworks and Inspirations -- PART I: WHITE AMNESIA: WHITE MIDDLE CLASS ETHNICITIES -- BrAsian 'Invasion' of White Suburban English Village Life -- The Racialisation of the Country, the City and the Forgetting of Empire -- PART II: CONFRONTING COLONIALITY: WHITE WORKING CLASS ETHNICITIES -- The Questioning of Racism in a Former Mining Town -- Neighbourhood Activism and the Ambiguities of Anti-Racism in the City -- PART III: POSTCOLONIAL GENEALOGIES -- Slave Ancestries and the Inheritance of Interracial Identities -- The Co-existence of Whiteness, Social Class and Coloniality in Britain and the United States of America -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
What has Britain's inglorious history of colonial exploitation got to do with the tranquil, green and pleasant environment of the village community that is typically taken to represent the quintessence of Englishness? Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire is a personally mediated, reflexive ethnography of the historically influenced, geographically situated, embodied, classed and racially differentiated constitution of contemporary urban and suburban identities. It is grounded in the author's experience of the ways in which social identity is constructed and maintained via her ethnography of a village-like community, a post-industrial town and an inner-city locale, all of which are situated within close proximity to one another. The central focus is on how it is that White ethnicity is rendered invisible. What comes to light is a picture of contemporary people's conceptions of themselves conditioned by, and deriving from, the unknown and forgotten legacy of a colonial past that cannot be confined to the past
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Link Print version: Tyler, Katharine, 1973- Whiteness, class and the legacies of empire. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230578494 (DLC) 2012009541 (OCoLC)768071575
Subject Whites -- Race identity -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
National characteristics, British -- History -- 21st century
Great Britain -- Race relations -- History -- 21st century
Great Britain -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 21st century
Ethnic groups -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
Whites -- England -- Leicestershire -- Case studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies bisacsh
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Alt Title On home ground
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