Making Race Matter: Bodies, Space & Identity

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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....

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781403904133
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/5/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire Alexander is Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Caroline Knowles is Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 'Home from home' : youth, belonging and place 19
2 Diaspora politics through style : racialized and politicized fashion in global markets 42
3 Global and local articulations of Asian identity 60
4 Comparing new migration with old : exploring the issue of asylum and settlement 76
5 Making whiteness : British lifestyle migrants in Hong Kong 90
6 Brilliant bodies, fragile minds : race, sport and the mind/body split 113
7 Remembering bodies, healing histories : the emotional politics of everyday freedom 132
8 Uses of the exotic : body, narrative, mixedness 153
9 Fear and loathing in front of a mirror 172
10 Culture, sexuality and identity in an ethnic minority community : the case of Greek-Cypriot gay men in London 182
11 Embodying violence : 'riots', dis/order and the private lives of 'the Asian gang' 199
Afterwards 218
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