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dc.contributor.authorDyson, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorAtkin, Karlen
dc.contributor.authorCulley, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorDyson, Sue, 1960-en
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-29T10:50:26Z
dc.date.available2014-10-29T10:50:26Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-26
dc.identifier.citationDyson, S.M. Atkin, K., Culley, L.A., and Dyson, S.E. (2014) Critical realism, agency and sickle cell: case studies of young people with sickle cell disorder at school. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37(13) pp. 2379-2398en
dc.identifier.issn0141-9870
dc.identifier.issn1466-4356
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/10395
dc.description.abstractCritical realism suggests that historical structures may operate as underlying generative mechanisms but not always be activated. This explains the near-absence of references to racism by black students with sickle cell disorder (SCD). Through case studies we show how latent mechanisms are not activated, and how social actors come to develop corporate agency. Themes discussed include: wider/historical racisms (carers' own experiences of overt racism at school); conscious actions (moving away from a school where racism was experienced); awareness of anticipatory retaliation (multiculturalism as a form of societal inoculation against accusations of racism); naming racism as an emergent strategy (when communal discussions enable multiple negative experiences to be framed and named as racism); and ‘passing’ (not ostensibly experiencing racism if one is sufficiently light-skinned). Critical realism suggests how racism may be structuring the experiences of students with SCD at school even in the absence of specific accounts by young people.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectsickle cellen
dc.subjectracismen
dc.subjectagencyen
dc.subjectcritical realismen
dc.subjectcase studyen
dc.subjectschoolsen
dc.titleCritical realism, agency and sickle cell: case studies of young people with sickle cell disorder at schoolen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2013.809130
dc.researchgroupUnit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cellen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)en
dc.projectidRES-000-23-1486en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Allied Health Sciences Researchen
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en


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