Racism, Gender Identities and Young Children
Social Relations in a Multi-ethnic, Inner-city Primary School
|Subject||Prejudices in children -- United States.
Prejudices in children. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01075275
Race awareness in children -- United States.
Race awareness in children. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01086462
Race relations. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism -- United States.
Racism. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01086616
Sex role in children -- United States.
Sex role in children. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01114648
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural. -- bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations. -- bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies. -- bisacsh
This book offers a fascinating yet disturbing account of the significance of racism in the lives of five and six year old children, drawing upon data from an in-depth study of an inner-city, multi-ethnic primary school and its surrounding community. It represents one of the only detailed studies to give primacy to the voices of the young children themselves - giving them the space to articulate their own experiences and concerns. Together with detailed observation of the children in the school and local community, it provides an important account of how and why they draw upon discourses on race in the development of their gender identities. The book graphically highlights the understanding that these children have of issues of race, gender and sexuality and the active role they play in using and reworking this knowledge to make sense of their experiences.