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Book review of Black British Students (2018) by Amanda Arbouin

Mistry, V (2018) Book review of Black British Students (2018) by Amanda Arbouin. Innovations in Practice, 12 (2). pp. 76-78. ISSN 1757-921X

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Black British Graduates focuses on the experiences of ten graduates of African-Caribbean parentage and, as Arbouin declares, is “The first to document the life chances of black graduates in the UK” (p. 1). In this qualitative account, the research participants, who were in their thirties and forties and established professionals, review their compulsory and post-compulsory education, and their careers. The book chronicles the personal testimonies in relation to the barriers negotiated in the pursuit of academic qualifications. The ‘life trajectory research approach’ covers the participants’ schooling (spanning the 1970s and 1980s) and university (1980s, 1990s and 2000s). I was enraptured by this sense of social history and, as my own schooling and university experiences (as a young Asian) spanned the 1970s and 1980s, I could empathise with many of the comments. Overall, it is a book of extraordinary texture, intimacy and purpose. [Review continues]

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity; Life histories
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Teaching & Learning Academy
Publisher: LJMU
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 02:07
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9821
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