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Seeing Color

Seeing Color

by Jun Xing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761837264

ISBN-13: 9780761837268

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: University Press of America

Indigenous peoples and racial minorities have lived and thrived in Oregon for centuries. Their legacy is interwoven with the state's history and culture even as they continue to struggle with prejudice, environmental pressures, shrinking state revenues, the effects of globalization, and the changing dynamics of the state economy. Current U.S. immigration policy and

Overview

Indigenous peoples and racial minorities have lived and thrived in Oregon for centuries. Their legacy is interwoven with the state's history and culture even as they continue to struggle with prejudice, environmental pressures, shrinking state revenues, the effects of globalization, and the changing dynamics of the state economy. Current U.S. immigration policy and the forces of globalization have played a critical role in creating a dynamic process named the 'browning of Oregon.' This anthology brings together a group of noted multidisciplinary scholars, who explore the rich and varied experiences of Oregon's native communities and racial minorities. Anchored in a 'power relations' perspective, the book has been organized around several key historical themes, including: the foundation of ethnic communities; civil rights; social justice; ethnicity and labor; and various forms of cultural traditions. As disparate as they seem in style and topic, this collection of essays highlight the distinctive experiences of Oregon's people of color and communicates the broader interlocking categories of social identity. The book is essential reading for students, teachers, and the general public interested in contemporary racial politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761837268
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: From the Legacy of Ing "Doc" Hay to Reading Ethnicity in Oregon History Part 3 I: Demographics Chapter 4 Racialized Minority Demographics of Oregon Part 5 II: A Legacy of Racialization Chapter 6 "A Mistake to Simmer the Question Down to Black and White:" The History of Oregon's Miscengenation Law Chapter 7 Japanese Americans in Eastern Oregon: The Wartime Roots of an Unexpected Community Part 8 III: Indigenous Peoples and Early Communities of Color Chapter 9 Ethnicity, Solidarity, and Tradition: A Study into the Dynamics and Complexities of the Chinese Immigrant Community in John Day Chapter 10 A Very Prejudiced State: Discrimination in Oregon from 1900-1940 Chapter 11 "We are tired of cookies and old clothes:" From Poverty Programs to Community Empowerment among Oregon's mexicano Poluation, 1957-1975 Chapter 12 Lumber, Railroads, Factories, and Silicon: Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and Work in Oregon Part 12 IV: Race and Labor Chapter 13 Mixtec Farmworkers in Oregon: Linking Labor and Ethnicity through Farmworker Unions, Hometown Associations and Pan-Indigenous Organizing Part 15 V: History and Memory Chapter 16 Oral Narratives of the Klamath Termination: Using Video to Record Memory Chapter 17 Celilo Falls: Parallel Lives Along N'Che Wana Chapter 18 Defying Definition: Portraits of Arab Oregonians Part 19 VI: Politics and Social Control Chapter 20 "Political History, Political Science, and Oregon Politics: Race and Ethnicity" Chapter 21 "Made on the Inside," Destruction on the Outside: Race, Oregon and the Prison Industrial Complex Part 22 Appendix

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