The Lighter the Berry: Race, Color and Gender in the Lives of African American and Mexican Women / Edition 1

The Lighter the Berry: Race, Color and Gender in the Lives of African American and Mexican Women / Edition 1

by Margaret L. Hunter
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415946087
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Colorstruck1
Ch. 2The color of slavery and conquest17
Ch. 3Learning, earning, and marrying more37
Ch. 4Black and brown bodies under the knife53
Ch. 5The beauty queue : advantages of light skin69
Ch. 6The blacker the berry : ethnic legitimacy and skin tone93
Ch. 7Color and the changing racial landscape111

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