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Consuming Race: new book by Dr Ben Pitcher

10 April 2014

The latest book by Dr Ben Pitcher, Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social and Historical Studies, has just been published in paperback.

Consuming Race explores how racial meanings are made in acts of creative consumption. Ranging across the terrain of popular culture - and finding race in some unusual and unexpected places - the book offers fresh and innovative ways of thinking about the centrality of race to our lives.

Dr Pitcher says: ‘we normally think about race in terms of prejudice and discrimination, but racial meanings are an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. Consuming Race explores race in terms of home furnishings, fashion and a taste for Nordic culture. It looks for race in landscapes, parks and gardens, and examines the racial meanings of children’s games and TV’. Find out more about Consuming Race.

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