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In Doing Race , scholars from across the disciplines have written original essays on race and ethnicity aimed at an undergraduate audience. The book provides a practical response to the view, common in American debates, that race and ethnicity no longer matter, or that race and ethnicity should not be taken into account when deciding how to structure society and formulate public policy. It also answers the question of why race and ethnicity play such a large role in fueling violence around the globe. Doing Race shows that race and ethnicity matter because they are important resources in answering the fundamental, even universal 'śWho am I?'ť and 'śWho are we?'ť questions. It demonstrates how understanding how identities are shaped by race and ethnicity is central to understanding individual and collective behavior in the United States and throughout the world. Drawing on the latest science and scholarship, these original essays provide undergraduates with an effective framework for understanding the persistence of racial inequalities and problems in the 21st century.
Table of Contents
|Doing Race: An Introduction||p. 1|
|What race and ethnicity are, how they work, and why achieving a just society requires us to take account of them|
|Inventing Race and Ethnicity|
|How race is made real through governmental policies, scientific research, and medical marketing|
|Defining Race and Ethnicity: The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Census||p. 105|
|Models of American Ethnic Relations: Hierarchy, Assimilation, and Pluralism||p. 123|
|The Biology of Ancestry: DNA, Genomic Variation, and Race||p. 136|
|Which Differences Make a Difference? Race, DNA, and Health||p. 160|
|The historically specific but universal processes by which difference becomes understood as inferiority|
|The Jew as the Original “Other”: Difference, Antisemitism, and Race||p. 187|
|Knowing the “Other”: Arabs, Islam, and the West||p. 199|
|Eternally Foreign: Asian Americans, History, and Race||p. 216|
|A Thoroughly Modern Concept: Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and the State||p. 234|
|How race organizes what we know, where we live, how we are educated, who we punish|
|Race in the News: Stereotypes, Political Campaigns, and Market-Based Journalism||p. 251|
|Going Back to Compton: Real Estate, Racial Politics, and Black-Brown Relations||p. 274|
|Structured for Failure: Race, Resources, and Student Achievement||p. 295|
|Racialized Mass Incarceration: Poverty, Prejudice, and Punishment||p. 322|
|How race and ethnicity shape how we see, how we act, and who we are|
|Who Am I? Race, Ethnicity, and Identity||p. 359|
|In the Air between Us: Stereotypes, Identity, and Achievement||p. 390|
|Ways of Being White: Privilege, Perceived Stigma, and Transcendence||p. 415|
|Enduring Racial Associations: African Americans, Crime, and Animal Imagery||p. 439|
|We're Honoring You, Dude: Myths, Mascots, and American Indians||p. 458|
|The singular and powerful role of the arts in challenging racial inequality by imagining alternate worlds|
|Another Way to Be: Women of Color, Literature, and Myth||p. 483|
|Hiphop and Race: Blackness, Language, and Creativity||p. 509|
|The “Ethno-Ambiguo Hostility Syndrome”: Mixed-Race, Identity, and Popular Culture||p. 528|
|We Wear the Mask: Performance, Social Dramas, and Race||p. 545|
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