Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America

Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America

by Jennifer L. Hochschild
     
 

"This is a wide-ranging exploration of how America looks, thinks, and lives in terms of race as we go into this new millennium. Bridging political science, sociology, and the burgeoning study of DNA, the authors show us that racial order remains one of the most reliable ways of organizing our past and present as Americans, even as that order is dynamic and indeed

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"This is a wide-ranging exploration of how America looks, thinks, and lives in terms of race as we go into this new millennium. Bridging political science, sociology, and the burgeoning study of DNA, the authors show us that racial order remains one of the most reliable ways of organizing our past and present as Americans, even as that order is dynamic and indeed transformed over time."--Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University

"It is not often that one reads a book that changes how we think the world works. Creating a New Racial Order is replete with original, and sometimes surprising, insights and evidence on the forces that are generating rising racial heterogeneity in the United States. The authors' compelling analysis of the ongoing transformation of America's racial order is a must-read."--William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

"Showing how historical trends have produced an unprecedented complexity and fluidity in racial meanings, classifications, and identities in the United States, this book argues that the American racial order is changing for the better and explains why this is happening. Bold and provocative, this book is a game changer."--Claire Jean Kim, University of California, Irvine

"With an in-depth analysis of changing definitions of race, this compelling and absorbing book presents evidence that the American racial order is in the middle of a historic transformation. It marshals a spectacular amount of research and sophisticated detail, and will stir considerable debate and discussion. In my reading in this subject area, I haven't encountered a book equal to this one."--Raphael J. Sonenshein, California State University, Fullerton

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ISBN-13:
9780691152998
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/26/2012
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables xi

Introduction xiii

Part I: The Argument 1

Chapter 1. Destabilizing the American Racial Order 3

Part II : Creating a New Order 19

Chapter 2. Immigration 21

Chapter 3. Multiracialism 56

Chapter 4. Genomics 83

Chapter 5. Cohort Change 113

Chapter 6. Blockages to Racial Transformation 139

Part III : Possibilities 165

Chapter 7. The Future of the American Racial Order 167

Notes 183

References 213

Index 255

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