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‘All the women are white, all the blacks are men – but some of us are brave’: mapping the consequences of invisibility for black and minority ethnic women in Britain<sup>1</sup>

Heidi Safia Mirza

in Explaining ethnic differences

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344670
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302261 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344670.003.0008
‘All the women are white, all the blacks are men – but some of us are brave’: mapping the consequences of invisibility for black and minority ethnic women in Britain1

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This chapter examines the consequences of the ‘invisibility’ of black and minority ethnic women in Great Britain. It highlights the ability of women, in small day-to-day ways, to shape their own lives and the futures of their children and communities in a manner that frequently goes unnoticed in conventional analyses. The chapter calls for a more central analytic place for women in analyses of ethnic disadvantage and diversity.

Keywords: minority ethnic women; Great Britain; black women; ethnic disadvantage; ethnic diversity

Chapter.  8107 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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