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Raising Biracial Children

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Overview

As the multiracial population in the United States continues to rise, new models for our understanding of mixed-race children and how their conception of racial identity must be developed. A wide divide between academics who research biracial identity, and the everyday world of parents and practitioners who raise and deal with mixed-race children exists. This book aims to fill this gap by providing an extensive synthesis of the existing research in the field, as well as a model for better understanding the unique process of racial identity development for mixed-race children. Raising Biracial Children provides parents, educators, social workers, and anyone interested in multiracial issues with an accessible framework for understanding healthy mixed-race identity development and to translate those findings into practical care-giving strategies.

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Editorial Reviews

Harvard Educational Review
Raising Biracial Children focuses much needed attention on the unique concerns of biracial children in the United States. Most readers will find the book thought provoking, but parents and families of biracial children may benefit the most from its ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759109018
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 697,590
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Ann Rockquemore is associate professor of African-American studies and sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is co-author of Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America. Her research focuses on racial socialization in inter-racial families and racial identity development. Tracey A. Laszloffy is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Connecticut. Prior to this she served on the faculty at Seton Hill University where she directed the masters level Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Dr. Laszloffy has published extensively in the area of race, oppression, and family therapy.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Chapter One: Moving Beyond Tragedy: A Multidimensional Model of Mixed-Race Identity Chapter 3 Chapter Two: Acceptance and Denial: Shifting Our Gaze from Labels to Pathways Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Racism in America: What Parents Need to Know Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Starting at Home: Families and Racial Socialization Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Beyond the Family: Community Influences on Racial Identity Development Chapter 7 Chapter Six: More than Skin Deep: Appearances and Mixed-Race Identity Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: Just between Sisters: The Intersection of Race and Gender in the Lives of Mixed-Race Girls Chapter 9 Chapter Eight: Multiracialism in America: Reflections and New Directions Chapter 10 Appendix A: Multiracial Organizations Chapter 11 Appendix B: Online Resources Chapter 12 Appendix C: Research and Reading for Interracial Families Chapter 13 Appendix D: Movies and Documentaries Chapter 14 References Chapter 15 About the Authors

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