Doubly estranged: racism, the body and reflection

Garratt, L. (2017) Doubly estranged: racism, the body and reflection. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(4), pp. 617-635. (doi: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1206589)

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This paper introduces the concept of “double estrangement”. Drawing on a large qualitative dataset it will argue that young migrant group boys in Dublin’s north inner city suffer from a break with their embodied selves as they are pushed between habitual and reflective action. The dual elements of “double estrangement” will be outlined, firstly, through the contention that visible difference and dispositions of the body mark minority boys out as not belonging within peer exchanges in three primary schools. Secondly, by arguing this has the effect of heightening a boy’s self-consciousness of their body as an object of value estranging them from their habitual embodied being.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Garratt, Dr Lindsey
Authors: Garratt, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Ethnic and Racial Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-4356
Published Online:14 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in Ethnic and Racial Studies 40(4): 617-635
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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592091Understanding the changes in ethnic relations: understanding the dynamics of ethnicity, identity and inequality in the uk.Satnam VirdeeEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K002198/1SPS - SOCIOLOGY