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African and Caribbean Adolescents in Britain: Ethnic Identity and Britishness

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Lam,Virginia (Author), Smith,Gordon (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2009 Sep
Published:
Abingdon, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
0141-9870
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Great Britain, African people, Caribbean people, national identity, ethnic identity, Black Britons, Adolescence
Notes:
Ethnic and national identities of 11-16-year-old British Africans and Caribbeans were examined. Adolescents ranked ethnicity as more important than age, gender or nationality, stereotyped Caribbeans/Africans more positively than British and derived more pride from ethnicity than nationality. England was the least popular answer to 'where are you from', but more Caribbeans versus Africans chose this category and older Caribbeans described themselves as more 'British' than older Africans.