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Material effects: race, class and masculinities among South African teachers

Morrell, Robert and Epstein, Debbie 2008. Material effects: race, class and masculinities among South African teachers. Darkmatter Journal 2

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Current debates about race are not always successful in capturing issues of materiality which were a strong feature of social history and Marxist work twenty and thirty years ago. In this paper we approach the issue of race and the way it is experienced by exploring the life narratives of teachers in South Africa. In this exercise we show that race was experienced within material contexts which were themselves characterized by racial inequality and by material inequalities. The result of this overlapping set of factors and power relationships is to be found in the memories of childhood of three black teachers. In his article, ‘Race, articulation and societies structured in dominance’, Stuart Hall used South Africa as a case in point for his (then) Althusserian approach to understanding racism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Additional Information: Special issue: Race/Matter. Materialism and the politics of racialization. Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 19/02/2014).
Publisher: Darkmatter
ISSN: 2041-3254
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:42

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