Crossing Lines

Overview

Crossing Lines addresses the issues of race and mixed race at the turn of the 21st century. Representing multiple academic disciplines, including history, ethnic studies, art history, education, English, and sociology, the volume invites readers to consider the many ways that identity, community, and collectivity are formed, while addressing the challenges that multiracial identity poses to our understanding of race and ethnicity. The authors examine such subjects as social action, literary representations of ...

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Overview

Crossing Lines addresses the issues of race and mixed race at the turn of the 21st century. Representing multiple academic disciplines, including history, ethnic studies, art history, education, English, and sociology, the volume invites readers to consider the many ways that identity, community, and collectivity are formed, while addressing the challenges that multiracial identity poses to our understanding of race and ethnicity. The authors examine such subjects as social action, literary representations of multiracial people, curriculum development, community formation, Whiteness, and demographic changes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970038418
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Coronado received her PhD in American Literature and Culture from the University of California Santa Barbara and currently teaches literature, Latina/o and mixed race studies at De Anza College in California. Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr., is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include race and ethnicity, Chicano history, Asian Pacific Islander history, U.S. labor history, and multiracial/multiethnic identity. Jeffrey A. S. Moniz is an assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Hawai'i. He teaches and writes about matters of race, ethnicity, and culture at the College's Institute for Teacher Education. Laura Furlan Szanto is a creative writer and Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she specializes in American Indian literatures. Her dissertation examines representations of urban Indians in contemporary fiction.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Clueless Chapter 3 Noises in the Blood: Culture, Conflict, and Mixed Race Identities Chapter 4 Does Multiraciality Lighten? Me-Too Ethnicity and the Whiteness Trap Chapter 5 "My Father? Gabacho?" Ethnic Doubling in Gloria Lopez Stafford's A Place in El Paso Chapter 6 Burritos and Bagoong: Mexipinos and Multiethnic Identity in San Diego, California Chapter 7 Challenging the Hegemony of Multiculturalism: The Matter of the Marginalized Multiethnic Chapter 8 Beyond Disobedience Chapter 9 "Fictive Imaginings": Constructing Biracial Identity and Senna's Caucasia Chapter 10 The Beginning Chapter 11 Los Angeles Museum of Art: Looking Forward Chapter 12 Multiethnic Mexican Americans in Demographic and Ethnographic Perspectives

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