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The public identities of the black middle classes : managing race in public spaces
Drawing on data from a two-year ESRC-funded project into The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes,1 this article examines how middle class blacks negotiate survival in a society marked by race and class discrimination. It considers respondents’ school experiences, marked as they are by incidents of Othering and racism and explores both the processes by which they came to an awareness of their status as racially minoritized and how they made sense of and managed such incidents. The majority of our respondents have made the transition from working class to middle class during their lifetimes. It is argued that these early formative experiences of racism and this class transition have facilitated the development of a complex set of capitals upon which middle class blacks are able to draw in order to signal their class identity to white others therefore minimizing the probability of racial discrimination.
10.1177/0038038511416167
English

Primary contributor

Author Nicola Rollock

Additional contributors

Co-author Carol Vincent
Co-author David Gillborn
Co-author Stephen Ball

Additional details

45
6
Yes
0038-0385
SAGE Publications
01 December 2011
Paperback
1078-1093
London
Post-print
Sociology

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Harvard

Rollock, Nicola et al (2011) The public identities of the black middle classes : managing race in public spaces. Sociology. 45 (6), pp. 1078-1093 London: SAGE Publications.

Vancouver

Rollock Nicola et al. The public identities of the black middle classes : managing race in public spaces. Sociology 2011; 45 (6): 1078-1093.