Scattered belongings - cultural paradoxes of race, nation and gender.

By: Ifekwunigwe, Jayne O.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Routledge, 1998Description: 224p, 24cm.ISBN: 0415170966.Subject(s): Social Groups - Gender, Class and Race | Great Britain | Minority women | Racially mixed people | Race awareness | MiscegenationDDC classification: 305.8IFE
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When the American golfer Tiger Woods proclaimed himself a "Caublinasian", affirming his mixed Caucasian, Black, Native American and Asian ancestry, a storm of controversy was created. This book is about people faced by the strain of belonging and not belonging within the narrow confines of the terms 'Black' or 'White'.<br> This is a unique and radical study. It interweaves the stories of six women of mixed African/African Caribbean and white European heritage with an analysis of the concepts of hybridity and mixed race identity.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of plates (p. xi)
  • Prologue (p. xii)
  • Acknowledgements (p. xv)
  • 1 Cracking the coconut: resisting popular folk discourses on "race," "mixed race" and social hierarchies (p. 1)
  • 2 Returning(s): relocating the critical feminist auto-ethnographer (p. 29)
  • 3 Setting the stage: invoking the griot(te) traditions as textual strategies (p. 50)
  • Preamble: could I be a part of your family? Preliminary/contextualizing thoughts on psychocultural politics of transracial placements and adoption (p. 62)
  • 4 Ruby (p. 71)
  • 5 Similola (p. 88)
  • 6 Akousa (p. 102)
  • 7 Sarah (p. 116)
  • 8 Bisi (p. 132)
  • 9 Yemi (p. 152)
  • 10 Let Blackness and Whiteness wash through: competing discourses on bi-racialization and the compulsion of genealogical erasures (p. 170)
  • Epilogue (p. 194)
  • Select Bibliographies (p. 197)
  • Index (p. 215)