The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier / Edition 1

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How might a multiracial concept dismantle our negative construction of race? How do we redefine 'ethnicity' when 'race' is less central to the definition? The Multiracial Experience challenges current theoretical and political conceptualizations of race using the multiracial experience of individuals as a tool for examining these and other questions. Each contribution opens with a personal sketch of the multiracial experience. Topics explored in the book include: the differences between race and ethnicity; colour, gender and sexuality in a multiracial context; and ethnicity and its role in identity formation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803970595
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/21/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria P. P. Root, Ph.D., born in Manila, Philippines, grew up in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of California at Riverside in 1977 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She subsequently attended Claremont University in Claremont, California receiving her Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology in 1979. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1983 with an emphasis in minority mental health.

Dr. Root resides in Seattle, Washington where she is an independent scholar and clinical psychologist. She has been in practice for over 20 years. Her general practice focuses on adult and adolescent treatment therapy, which includes working with families and couples. Dr. Root’s working areas of knowledge are broad with emphasis on culturally competent practice, life transition issues, trauma, ethnic and racial identity, workplace stress and harassment, and disordered eating. In the early 1980s, she established a group treatment program for bulimia that grew out of her dissertation work. Subsequently, she trained other professionals to recognize and treat people with a range of disordered eating symptoms. She continues to treat people with eating disorders.

Dr. Root’s practice also includes formal psychological evaluation. She works as a consultant to several law enforcement departments. She also works as an expert witness in forensic settings performing evaluations and offering expert testimony in matters that require cultural competence and/or knowledge of racism or ethnocentrism.

Dr. Root is a trainer, educator, and public speaker on the topics of multiracial families, multiracial identity, cultural competence, trauma, work place harassment, and disordered eating. She has provided lectures and training in New Zealand, England, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States for major universities, professional organizations, grassroots community groups, and student organizations.

Dr. Root’s publications cover the areas of trauma, cultural assessment, multiracial identity, feminist therapy, and eating disorders. One of the leading authorities in the field of racial and ethnic identity, Dr. Root published the first contemporary volume on mixed race people, Racially Mixed People in America (1992). Including this book, she has edited two award-winning books on multiracial people and produced the foundational Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People. The U.S. Census referred to these texts in their deliberations that resulted in an historic ‘check more than one’ format to the race question for the 2000 census.

Dr. Root is past-President of the Washington State Psychological Association and the recipient of national and international awards from professional and community organizations.

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Table of Contents

The Multiracial Experience - Maria P P Root
Racial Borders as a Significant Frontier in Race Relations
A Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People - Maria P P Root
Government Classification of Multiracial/Multiethnic People - Carlos A Fernández
The Real World - Susan R Graham
Multiracial Identity in a Color-Conscious World - Deborah A Ramirez
Transracial Adoptions - Ruth G Mc Roy and Christine C Iijima Hall
In Whose Best Interest?
Voices from the Movement - Cynthia L Nakashima
Approaches to Multiraciality
Hidden Agendas, Identity Theories, and Multiracial People - Michael C Thornton
Black and White Identity in the New Millenium - G Reginald Daniel
Unsevering the Ties That Bind
On Being and Not-Being Black and Jewish - Naomi Zack
An 'Other' Way of Life - Jan R Weisman
The Empowerment of Alterity in the Interracial Individual
Lati Negra - Lillian Comas-Díaz
Mental Health Issues of African Latinas
Race as Process - Teresa Kay Williams
Reassessing the 'What Are You?' Encounters of Biracial Individuals
Piecing Together the Puzzle - Lynda D Field
Self-Concept and Group Identity in Biracial Black/White Youth
Changing Face, Changing Race - Rebecca Chiyoko King and Kimberly Mc Clain Da Costa
The Remaking of Race in the Japanese American and African American Communities
Without a Template - Brian Chol Soo Standen
The Biracial Korean/White Experience
In the Margins of Sex and Race - George Kitahara Kich
Difference, Marginality, and Flexibility
(Un)Natural Boundaries - Karen Maeda Allman
Mixed Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Heterosexual Alliances - Francine Winddance Twine
The Romantic Management of Racial Identity
Ambiguous Bodies - Caroline A Streeter
Locating Black/White Women in Cultural Representations
Making the Invisible Visible - Nancy G Brown and Ramona E Douglass
The Growth of Community Network Organizations
Challenging Race and Racism - Ronald David Glass and Kendra R Wallace
A Framework for Educators
Being Different Together in the University Classroom - Teresa Kay Williams et al
Multiracial Identity as Transgressive Education
Multicultural Education - Francis Wardle
2001 - Christine C Iijima Hall
A Race Odyssey

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