An Historical Analysis of Skin Color Discrimination in America: Victimism Among Victim Group Populations / Edition 1

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Overview

Racism in America is most-commonly studied as white racism against minority groups (racial, gender, cultural). Often overlooked in this area of study is the discrimination that exists within minority groups. Through a detailed historical and sociological analysis, the author breaks down these pernicious, complex, and often misunderstood forms of skin color discrimination: their origins and their manifestations in modern world.

Shedding new light on these sensitive issues, this volume will allow them to come to the forefront of academic research and open dialogue. This comprehensive work will include coverage of skin color discrimination within racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups, and their particular forms and consequences.

An Historical Analysis of Skin Color will be an important work for researchers studying the Sociology of Race and Racism, Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, Immigration, or Social Work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441955043
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/18/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Colonization as the origin of Western discrimination 11

3 Racism : the original "ism" of American discrimination 23

4 African-Americans : the idealization of light skin 37

5 Asian-Americans : the historical implications of light skin 57

6 Latino-Americans : skin color and mixed-race people 71

7 Native Americans : manifestations of white influences 91

8 Biracial Americans : the advantages of white blood 109

9 Gay and lesbian Americans : oppression by the oppressed 127

10 Women : better white than male 145

11 Immigrants : the desire to be white 167

12 Conclusion : diversity in the future 183

Index 201

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