How tolerant are white working-class people towards racialized ‘others’?

Traditionally, white working-class people have been depicted in the media as being ‘unable to keep pace with the demands associated with living in multicultural Britain’. New research published in Ethnic and Racial Studies challenges this portrayal.

Basing her article on the interactions of a white-working class family living in an ethnically diverse neighbourhood, Katharine Tyler suggests that the stereotypes and caricatures of white working-class people that are used in political and media discourse are too ‘simplistic’.

Tyler explains that ‘white working-class people have been portrayed in the media as unable to manage and negotiate the social, economic, political and personal demands that come from living in multicultural Britain’. Her analysis of the interactions of the family ‘connects them with their BrAsian neighbours rather than re-inscribing racial division’.

Also making reference to X Factor’s Gamu-gate, the research provides a fresh perspective on the level of tolerance and acceptance of white working-class Britons towards racialized ‘others’.

Read the full article, free of charge, online at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2014.992923

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS

Please reference the article as “Attachments and connections: a ‘white working-class’ English family's relationships with their BrAsian ‘Pakistani’ neighbours”, by Katharine Tyler, Ethnic and Racial Studies , published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

For more information please contact:

Becca Bray
Taylor & Francis Journals
rebecca.bray@tandf.co.uk

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