About Halleigh : motivations and reflections -- New productions of histories in Halleigh -- Whatever happened to dominant discourse? -- Having a barter : joking relationships in Halleigh -- Humour, moralities and fairness -- Moving between races and gender categories -- Exploring racism(s) through the politic of fairness -- Conclusion : beyond fairness?
"As an insight into contemporary British society, Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary England is a timely ethnographic exploration of the ways in which the 'white', 'English' 'working classes' in a north Manchester neighbourhood expressed feelings of being 'ignored' and 'neglected' by local and national governments. Providing important insights into the implications of policy-making, the book focuses on local idioms and individual articulations of 'fairness', exploring governmental ideologies and policies of 'equality' to question the disparate connotations concerning these topics. Discussing what it means to be both 'fair' and a good English person and what this means for 'belonging' in this part of northern England, it seeks to specify how each narrative of 'belonging' and 'fairness' is marked and changed by the interlocking concerns and effects of geographical origin, familiarity between individuals and groups, political orientations, ethnicities, genders and shared histories of racial and cultural imaginations"--Provided by publisher