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Black Middle-Class Britannia – Identities, Repertoires, Cultural Consumption - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Black Middle-Class Britannia: Identities, Repertoires, Cultural Consumption

Ali Meghji


This book analyses how racism and anti-racism influences Black British middle class cultural consumption. In doing so, this book challenges the dominant understanding of British middle class identity and culture as being ‘beyond race’. Paying attention to the relationship between cultural capital and cultural repertoires, this book puts forward the idea that there are three black middle-class identity modes: strategic assimilation, class-minded, and ethnoracial autonomous. People towards each of these identity modes use specific cultural repertoires to organise their cultural consumption. Thos ... More

Keywords: Race and ethnicity, Black middle class, Class, Middle class, Critical race theory, Cultural sociology, Cultural capital, Social inequalities, Race and class, Sociology of culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526143075
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526143082


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ali Meghji, author
University of Cambridge