Category Archives: Regulating the Poor White Woman

August 31

Jamie Oliver, Plastic Food and Plastic Politics

Jamie on poverty: “I took her to a supermarket, I don’t why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there. I said pretend you’ve got no money, but she just laughed and said, ha you’re so funny…” Multi-millionaire Jamie Oliver feels qualified yet again to tell poor families what they are doing […]

July 28

Crackers, Chavs and White Trash

A woman on twitter said calling someone cracker isn’t racist. I said that terms such as chav, honkey, white trash, cracker, lubber, hillbilly, trailer trash are racial terms which serve to uphold the power of invisible middle class whiteness. Yes, they inevitably intersect with class and gender, but they are racial terms. Many people do […]

May 18

Snog Marry Avoid: The Moral Economies of Whiteness

I have a guest blog at Celeb Youth entitled Snog Marry Avoid: The Moral Economies of Whiteness. A blogger has written about it here. About CelebYouth “This is the website for a research project entitled: ‘The role of celebrity in young people’s classed and gendered aspirations’. It is being carried out by Heather Mendick and […]