Is Lighter Better?: Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans

Is Lighter Better?: Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans

by Joanne L. Rondilla, Paul R. Spickard
     
 

Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." In other words, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different… See more details below

Overview

Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." In other words, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the United States. Editors Rondilla and Spickard worked with a team of researchers to collect primary data on this often-overlooked topic. Including numerous stories about and by people who have faced discrimination in their own lives, Is Lighter Better? is an invaluable resource for people interested in colorism among Asian Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742554931
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/23/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Colorism in Asian America     1
The Darker and Lighter Sister: Telling Our Stories     23
The Survey     45
Making a Better Me? Pure. White. Flawless     79
The Unkindest Cut: Cosmetic Surgery     105
Epilogue     121
Colorism Interview Schedule     125
Interview Respondents' Demographic Data     129
Cosmetic Surgery Interview Questions     133
Bibliography     135
Index     143
About the Authors     147

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