Narratives from a Nottingham council estate: a story of white working-class mothers with mixed-race children

Mckenzie, Lisa (2013) Narratives from a Nottingham council estate: a story of white working-class mothers with mixed-race children. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36 (8) . pp. 1342-1358. ISSN 0141-9870 [Article] (doi:10.1080/01419870.2013.776698)

Abstract

This paper introduces a group of white working-class women living on a council estate in the UK drawing on an ethnographic study conducted between 2005 and 2009, examining the impact of class inequality and a stigmatized living space in an ethnically diverse urban neighbourhood. All of the women are mothers and have mixed-race children; they reside on the St Ann's estate in Nottingham, an inner-city neighbourhood that has been subject to poor housing, poverty and unemployment for many generations. The women who live on this estate say that they suffer from negative stereotypes and stigmatization because of the notoriety of the estate, because they are working class and because they have had sexual relationships with black men. However, there is a sense of connectedness to the estate and there are strong cultural meanings that are heavily influenced by the West Indian community. This paper then highlights the importance of place when focusing upon families, class inequality and intercultural relationships.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 25571
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Depositing User: Lisa Mckenzie
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 17:25
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 12:10
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25571

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