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Children's accounts of Wales as racialized and inclusive

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn and Davies, A 2005. Children's accounts of Wales as racialized and inclusive. Ethnicities 5 (1) , pp. 83-107. 10.1177/1468796805049927

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Abstract

The article is a discussion of the aspects of children’s accounts of Welshness that are either racialized or inclusive. The empirical basis is a qualitative research project on children’s national and local identities in Wales, conducted with 8–11 year olds in six primary schools across the country, with schools selected to provide diversity of region, language, social class and ethnicity. This article focuses on the aspects of the children’s talk that highlight ‘race’ and the position of minority ethnic children within Wales. There is discussion of Welshness as racialized, children’s views on being white and on being a minority, and evidence of inclusivity amongst children. We found aspects of the children’s talk that pose a barrier to the development of an inclusive Welsh citizenship and also aspects that support it. There is consideration of children’s agency in the construction of nationhood and the limited repertoires they can draw on for this process.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: childhood ; ethnic minorities ; national identity ; Welshness ; whiteness
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1468-7968
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/30780

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