Moving racisms, shifting targets; comparing racism experienced by mothers of mixed-parentage children with racism experienced by young people seeking sanctuary in Britain

Harman, V and Sinha, Shamser (2014) Moving racisms, shifting targets; comparing racism experienced by mothers of mixed-parentage children with racism experienced by young people seeking sanctuary in Britain. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 21 (5). pp. 498-515. ISSN 1070-289X

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Abstract

revealed by the 2011 Census, England is increasingly multi-ethnic. Yet, at the same time, racist discourses and practices continue to remain salient. In order to explore the contemporary manifestations of racism, this paper draws on research with two groups occupying different spaces within the sociology of race and ethnicity: young separated migrants seeking sanctuary in Britain and lone white mothers of mixed-parentage children. In this paper, we examine the everyday and structural racism experienced by each group in order to consider how seemingly different manifestations of race and racism are linked together and, in certain ways, dependent on each other. The paper argues that the public celebration of mixedness acts as a disavowal mechanism which can be used to conceal the endurance of colour-based racism as well as state racism operating legally through the immigration system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: asylum, children, multiculturalism, mixed-parentage, racism, youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 10:00
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/580

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