Unfinished business : the development of racial(ised) identity in people of mixed parentage
Jones, Iona Mahima (1999) Unfinished business : the development of racial(ised) identity in people of mixed parentage. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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In a society concerned with 'racial' purity and anxious to protect 'racial' boundaries people of mixed parentage are presumed to experience pressure, internal and external, to be aware of 'racial' differences and their own perceived ambiguous position. Some commentators believe that people of mixed parentage 'do not fit' into society If only they would pretend to be 'like the rest of us' then everyone would be happy There are few, if any, representations of coherent identities. The main concern of my research is to discover the factors which influence the development of racial(ised) identity in people of mixed parentage. An understanding of personal and social identity is an important part of my research I investigate how people of mixed parentage express their racial(ised) identity and question whether racial(ised) identity formation is ever really finished.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Racially mixed people, Race awareness, Identity (Psychology)|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (Economic and Social Research Council)|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Harris, Clive (Clive Carl Cynric)|
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