Home Grown Talent Seminars@CMIST - Lindsey Garratt
|Dates:||24 March 2015|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, University staff|
The Home Grown Talent Seminars@CMIST events showcase the work of Manchester-based early career researchers. In this instalment of this series, which is held at lunchtime, Lindsey Garratt (CMIST/CoDE) will discuss her research.
The aim of this paper is to examine the role of authenticity as a moral orientation and social evaluation. I will argue that misrecognising behaviour as ‘inauthentic’ disguises and legitimises racism within micro encounters. Using evidence from a qualitative study of migrant origin children in Dublin Ireland, I will contend that being recognised as ‘authentic’ is bound within racist and gendered conceptions of whom can be said to legitimately embody nationally and locally authorised dispositions and identity markers. This paper will close by examining the belief that one can have a ‘true self’ which one is aware of, can enact or cynically disguise. I will propose that in this study at least, authenticity is better understood as a form of doxa which symbolically dominates migrant groups.
Light lunch provided.
Role: Research Associate
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Humanities Bridgeford Street