Mixed 'Race' Identities-Issues and Dilemmas

Nicholas Banks (The University of Nottingham, UK)

There is now a significant growth in the population of mixed race couples and their children. The ensuing 'dual culture' and 'bi-racial' socialisation process makes such children unique in the way that this influences and challenges notions of homogeneity and notions of British 'racial purity'. This session will look at the historical factors attached to forming a positive black mixed 'race' identity and how this combines within a contemporary social context to affect identity development from a psychological perspective.

Postcolonial OV discourseov Casablanca Conference

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