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White Lives: The Interplay of 'Race', Class and Gender in Everyday Life
This revealing book explores the processes of racialization, class and gender, and examines how these processes play out in the everyday lives of white women living in London with young children. Bridget Byrne analyzes the flexibility of racialised discourse in everyday life, whilst simultaneously arguing for a radical deconstruction of the notions of race these discourses ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group
(first published 2006)
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This book DRAGGED for me. That's not to say it didn't offer worthwhile content, but that I found myself only mildly engaged. To my knowledge, few critical researchers directly engage in this type of multi-dimensional analytical work focused intentionally on the everyday lives and practices of white parents with young children and the ascription/socialization of raced, classed, and gendered identities. (I can name maybe four or five, the large majority of whom are working in the U.K.) But, Byrne' ...more