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Doing race : 21 essays for the 21st century

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  • Creator edited with an introduction by Hazel Rose Markus and Paula M.L. Moya
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • First edition
    • New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2010]
    • ©2010
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 590 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780393930702, 039393070X
  • OCLC ocn464579554

Summary

  • "A collection of new essays by an interdisciplinary team of authors that gives a comprehensive introduction to race and ethnicity. 'Doing race' focuses on race and ethnicity in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Going to school and work, renting an apartment or buying a house, watching television, voting, listening to music, reading books and newspapers, attending religious services, and going to the doctor are all everyday activities that are influenced by assumptions about who counts, whom to trust, whom to care about, whom to include, and why. Race and ethnicity are powerful precisely because they organize modern society and play a large role in fueling violence around the globe"--Publisher's description.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Doing race : an introduction / Paula M. L. Moya and Hazel Rose Markus -- Defining race and ethnicity : the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the census / C. Matthew Snipp. Models of American ethnic relations : hierarchy, assimilation, and pluralism / George M. Fredrickson. The biology of ancestry : DNA, genomic variation, and race / Marcus W. Feldman. Which differences make a difference? : race, DNA, and health / Barbara A. Koenig -- The Jew as the original "other" : difference, antisemitism, and race / Aron Rodrigue. Knowing the "other" : Arabs, Islam, and the West / Joel Beinin. Eternally foreign : Asian Americans, history, and race / Gordon H. Chang. A thoroughly modern concept : ethnic cleansing, genocide, and the state / Norman M. Naimark -- Race in the news : stereotypes, political campaigns, and market-based journalism / Shanto Iyengar. Going back to Compton : real estate, racial politics, and Black-Brown relations / Albert M. Camarillo. Structured for failure : race, resources, and student achievement / Linda Darling-Hammond. Racialized mass incarceration : poverty, prejudice, and punishment / Lawrence D. Bobo and Victor Thompson -- Who am I? : race, ethnicity, and identity / Hazel Rose Markus. In the air between us : stereotypes, identity, and achievement / Claude M. Steele. Ways of being white : privilege, perceived stigma, and transcendence / Monica McDermott. Enduring racial associations : African Americans, crime, and animal imagery / Jennifer L. Eberhardt. We're honoring you, dude : myths, mascots, and American Indians / Stephanie A. Fryberg and Alisha Watts -- Another way to be : women of color, literature, and myth / Paula M.L. Moya. Hiphop and race : blackness, language, and creativity / Marcyliena Morgan and Dawn-Elissa Fischer. The "ethno-ambiguo hostility syndrome" : mixed-race, identity, and popular culture / Michele Elam. We wear the mask : performance, social dramas, and race / Harry J. Elam Jr
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