The power of recall: writing against racial identity

Ware, Vron (2005) The power of recall: writing against racial identity. In: Murji, Karim and Solomos, John, (eds.) Racialization: studies in theory and practice. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press. pp. 123-139. ISBN 9780199257027

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This essay investigates the autobiographical voice as a means of claiming or disavowing racial identities. With reference to the work of Levi, Bauman, Cohen, Rose and Rich, it argues that the 'autobiographical act' enables the 'disassembling' of the racialised self, offering possibilities for challenging homogenous and reified categories such as 'white' and 'black'. It takes examples from sociological and anthropological theorists to highlight the significance of situation, place and gender, and aligns this argument with feminist work on gender and subjectivity.

Item Type: Book Section
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingston University Library
Uncontrolled Keywords: Place; autobiography; racism in United States; whiteness; ethnography
Research Area: Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Cheryl Clark
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 11:46
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 11:46

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