by Indra Angeli Dewan - £19.99 Institute of Education Press (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781858564050 | ISBN 10: 1858564050
The mixed race population has shown an unprecedented increase in Britain in the last few years, and mixed race is currently heralded as the UK's fastest growing ethnic group. Whilst this development has been reflected in the recent rapid growth in mixed race studies, this is the first book which specifically examines the relationship between mixed heritage women and the further education sector.
Drawing on mixed race women's narratives on identity and further education, this book challenges some of the conceptualisations of race, culture and mixed race identity in contemporary sociological literature, and critically examines government discourses around personhood and equity identifiable in post-compulsory education policy. The data reveal that competing discourses of individualism, essentialism and postmodernism are at work, and that it is necessary to understand the interplay of these discourses in order to do justice to the complexity and multiplicity of ways in which the women in the study speak about their identities and experiences.
Recasting Race is important reading for those working in the fields of sociology, sociology of education, cultural studies, and gender and feminist studies, as well as for those developing and teaching on undergraduate and graduate courses in education, and PGCE and Cert Ed. courses. It discusses some of the implications the research has for feminist politics, and provides a source for future education policy and practice recommendations which take the experiences of mixed race people into account.
(Price & availability last checked: February 2015)
In booklists: Women in Education, Black and Asian Students/Teachers and Education, Being Multi-Racial / Mixed Race, Universities, Further Education and Student Life, In categories: Feminism & Women, Education, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, Anti-Racism, Children & Young People,