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Mothering, Mixed Families and Racialised Boundaries

Barn, Ravinder and Harman, Vicki, eds. (2014) Mothering, Mixed Families and Racialised Boundaries Ethnic and Racial Studies . Routledge. ISBN 978-0415733748

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Abstract

This pioneering volume draws together theoretical and empirical contributions analyzing the experiences of white mothers in interracial families in Britain, Canada and the USA. The growth of the mixed race population reflects an increasingly racially and culturally heterogeneous society, shaped by powerful forces of globalisation and migration. Mixed family formations are becoming increasingly common through marriage, relationships and adoption, and there is also increasing social recognition of interracial families through the inclusion of mixed categories in Census data and other official statistics. The changing demographic make-up of Britain and other Western countries raises important questions about identity, belonging and the changing nature of family life. It also connects with theoretical and empirical discussions about the significance of ‘race’ in contemporary society.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Barn, Ravinder
Harman, Vickiv.harman@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 10 February 2014
Additional Information : About the Series Ethnic and Racial Studies Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 Dec 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 07 Dec 2017 15:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845163

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