Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone

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Overview

Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone tackles the hidden yet painful issue of colorism in the African American and Mexican American communities. Beginning with a historical discussion of slavery and colonization in the Americas, the book quickly moves forward to a contemporary analysis of how skin tone continues to plague people of color today. This is the first book to explore this well-known, yet rarely discussed phenomenon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415946070
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Hunter is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Colorstruck 1
Ch. 2 The color of slavery and conquest 17
Ch. 3 Learning, earning, and marrying more 37
Ch. 4 Black and brown bodies under the knife 53
Ch. 5 The beauty queue : advantages of light skin 69
Ch. 6 The blacker the berry : ethnic legitimacy and skin tone 93
Ch. 7 Color and the changing racial landscape 111
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