White Side of Black Britain Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy

ISBN-10: 0822348764

ISBN-13: 9780822348764

Edition: 2011

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A White Side of Black Britainexplores the racial consciousness of white women in the United Kingdom who have established families and had children with black men of African Caribbean heritage. Filling a gap in the sociological literature on racism and antiracism, France Winddance Twine introduces new theoretical concepts in her description and analysis of white "transracial" mothers raising their children of African Caribbean ancestry in a racially diverse British city. Varying in age, income, education, and marital status, the transracial mothers at the center of Twiners"s ethnography share moving stories about how they cope with racism and teach their children to identify and respond to racism. They also discuss how and why their thinking about race, racism, and whiteness changed over time. Interviewing and observing more than forty multiracial families over a decade, Twine discovered that the white womenrs"s racial consciousness and their ability to recognize and negotiate racism was derived as much from their relationships with their black partner and his extended family as it was from their female friends. In addition to the white birth mothers, Twine interviewed their children, spouses, domestic partners, friends, and extended families members. Her book is best characterized as an ethnography of racial consciousness and a dialogue between black and white family members about the meaning of race, racism, and whiteness. It includes intimate photographs of the family members and their community.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction Territories of Whiteness in Black Britain
A Class Analysis of Interracial Intimacy
Disciplining Racial Dissidents: Transgressive Women, Transracial Mothers
The Concept of Racial Literacy
Racial Literacy in Practice
Written on the Body: Ethnic Capital and Black Cultural Production
Archives of Interracial Intimacies: Race, Respectability, and Family Photographs
White Like Who? Status, Stigma, and the Social Meanings of Whiteness
Gender Gaps in the Experience of Interracial Intimacy
Conclusion: Constricted Eyes and Racial Visions
Notes
References
Index
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