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    Diversity, identity and belonging: women's spaces of sociality

    Jackson, Sue (2008) Diversity, identity and belonging: women's spaces of sociality. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations 8 (3), pp. 147-154. ISSN 1447-9532.

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    Abstract

    Questions of identity, diversity and senses of belonging have been central to debates about multiculturalism, citizenship and social cohesion. However, there are few studies which specifically examine women’s spaces of sociality and how these have contributed to new formations of identities. Developed from feminist and post-colonial theorisations, and drawing on empirical interview data from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, this paper explores identities for (primarily) ‘White’ and ‘South Asian’ women through the intersections of gender, ‘race’ and ethnicity with culture, religion and sexuality. It asks what aspects of identities, affiliations, ambivalences or antagonisms are manifested in particular contexts of socialising, and explores how the processes of social identification are played out in informal contexts of socialising. Through a rich source of interviews carried out in London, it demonstrates how postcolonial spaces of sociality in a major international city can be places of intimacy and bonding for women as well as places where ‘difference’ is constructed, enforced, resisted and performed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Contact publisher for permission to reproduce
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Identity and diversity, belonging, postcolonial, sociality, women
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > SSHP Administration
    Research Centre: Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 12:08
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2203

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