Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary England by K. Smith

Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary England

byK. Smith

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As an insight into contemporary British society, Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary England is a timely ethnographic exploration of the ways in which the 'white', 'English' 'working classes' in a north Manchester neighbourhood expressed feelings of being 'ignored' and 'neglected' by local and national governments. Providing important insights into the implications of policy-making, the book focuses on local idioms and individual articulations of 'fairness', exploring governmental ideologies and policies of 'equality' to question the disparate connotations concerning these topics. Discussing what it means to be both 'fair' and a good English person and what this means for 'belonging' in this part of northern England, it seeks to specify how each narrative of 'belonging' and 'fairness' is marked and changed by the interlocking concerns and effects of geographical origin, familiarity between individuals and groups, political orientations, ethnicities, genders and shared histories of racial and cultural imaginations.

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KATHERINE SMITH Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester, UK. She has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in working class communities in England, researching issues to do with fairness and equality, race and ethnicity, political correctness, social class and the anthropology of humor.
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Title:Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230289746

ISBN - 13:9780230289741

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Fairness and Belonging in Contemporary England About Halleigh: Motivations and Reflections New Productions of Histories in Halleigh Whatever 'appened to Dominant Discourse? Having a Barter: Joking Relationships in Halleigh Humour, Moralities and Fairness Moving between Races and Gender Categories: Exploring Racism(s) Through the Politic of Fairness Conclusion: Beyond Fairness? Bibliography Index

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'Katherine Smith's book is a deeply insightful, sometimes painfully-honest but always riveting ethnographic account of white working class experiences of fairness, racism and the transformation of urban Britain during the early years of the twenty first century.' - Alexander Smith, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Warwick, UK