Race / Edition 1

Race / Edition 1

by Steven Gregory
     
 


 Drawing on anthropology, history, sociology, ethnic studies, and women's studies, this volume explores the role of race in a variety of cultural and historical contexts. The contributors show how racial ideologies intersect with gender, class, nation and sexuality in the formation of complex social identities and hierarchies. The essays address such topics… See more details below

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 Drawing on anthropology, history, sociology, ethnic studies, and women's studies, this volume explores the role of race in a variety of cultural and historical contexts. The contributors show how racial ideologies intersect with gender, class, nation and sexuality in the formation of complex social identities and hierarchies. The essays address such topics as race and Egyptian nationalism, the construction of “whiteness” in the United States, and the transformation of racial categories in post-colonial Haiti. They demonstrate how social elites and members of subordinated groups construct and rework racial meanings and identities within the context of global political, economic, and cultural change. Race provides a comprehensive and empirically grounded survey of contemporary theoretical approaches to studying the complex interplay of race, power, and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813521091
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
The Enduring Inequalities of Race1
"We've Been Down This Road Already"18
American Racism: The Impact on American-Indian Identity and Survival41
Whiteness and Americanness: Examining Constructions of Race, Culture, and Nation in White Women's Life Narratives62
How Did Jews Become White Folks?78
Intermarriage and the Future of Races in the United States103
Challenging Racial Hegemony: Puerto Ricans in the United States131
Culture, Color, and Politics in Haiti146
Beyond the Honorary "White" Classification of Egyptians: Societal Identity in Historical Context175
Reflections on Diversity among Chicanas199
Race and Other Inequalities: The Borderlands in Arturo Islas's Migrant Souls213
Post-Civil Rights Politics and Asian-American Identity: Admissions and Higher Education229
P.C. and the Politics of Multiculturalism in Higher Education243
Un Chilero en la Academia: Sifting, Shifting, and the Recruitment of Minorities in Anthropology257
Passing the Buck: Naturalism and Individualism as Anthropological Expressions of Euro-American Denial270
The Landscapes of the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite: An Agenda for an Archaeology of the Color Line285
Racism, Language Variety, and Urban U.S. Minorities: Issues in Bilingualism and Bidialectalism319
Babies and Banks: The "Reproductive Underclass" and the Raced, Gendered Masking of Debt348
Race, Rubbish, and Resistance: Empowering Difference in Community Politics366
Index393

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