Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire: On Home Ground by K. TylerWhiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire: On Home Ground by K. Tyler

Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire: On Home Ground

byK. Tyler

Hardcover | April 11, 2012

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What has Britain's inglorious history of colonial exploitation got to do with the tranquil, green and pleasant environment of the village community that is typically taken to represent the quintessence of Englishness? Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire is a personally mediated, reflexive ethnography of the historically influenced, geographically situated, embodied, classed and racially differentiated constitution of contemporary urban and suburban identities. It is grounded in the author's experience of the ways in which social identity is constructed and maintained via her ethnography of a village-like community, a post-industrial town and an inner-city locale, all of which are situated within close proximity to one another. The central focus is on how it is that White ethnicity is rendered invisible. What comes to light is a picture of contemporary people's conceptions of themselves conditioned by, and deriving from, the unknown and forgotten legacy of a colonial past that cannot be confined to the past.

KATHARINE TYLER Lecturer in Race and Ethnicity in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her publications include Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference (edited with Bo Petersson).
Title:Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire: On Home GroundFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230578497

ISBN - 13:9780230578494


Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsFrameworks, Fieldworks and InspirationsPART I: WHITE AMNESIA: WHITE MIDDLE CLASS ETHNICITIES Brasian 'Invasion' of White Suburban English Village LifeThe Racialization of the Country, the City and the Forgetting of EmpirePART II: CONFRONTING COLONIALITY: WHITE WORKING CLASS ETHNICITIESThe Questioning of Racism in a Former Mining Town Neighborhood Activism and the Ambiguities of Anti-Racism in the CityPART III: POSTCOLONIAL GENEALOGIESSlave Ancestries and the Inheritance of Interracial IdentitiesThe Co-existence of Whiteness, Social class and Coloniality in Britain and the United States of AmericaNotesBibliographyIndex