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Fostering Mixed Race Children

Everyday Experiences of Foster Care

Authors: Peters, Fiona

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The ‘mixed race’ classification is known to be a factor of disadvantage in children’s social care and this fastest growing population is more likely than any other ethnic group to experience care admission. How does knowledge of ‘mixedness’ underpin policy and practice? How, when and why is the classification ‘mixed’ a disadvantage? Through narrative interviews with children currently in foster care, Fostering Mixed Race Children examines the impact of care processes on children’s everyday experiences. Peters shows how the ‘mixed race’ classification affects care admission, including both short and long term fostering and care leaving, and shapes the experiences of children in often adverse ways. The book moves away from the psychologising of ‘mixedness’ towards a much-needed sociological analysis of ‘mixedness’ and ‘mixing’ at the intersection of foster care processes.

This book will be of interest to  academics and practitioners working with families and children. Peters presents a child-centred narrative focus and offers unique insights into a complex area.

About the authors

Fiona Peters is a Visiting Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Central to her work is an emphasis on narratives of childhood and families, social class, mixing and mixedness, and gender, through the use of social theory and visual culture.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54183-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fostering Mixed Race Children
Book Subtitle
Everyday Experiences of Foster Care
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54184-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54184-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54183-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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