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What is the state of race relations in the U.S.? Are we making progress toward ending racial discrimination and prejudice? What, exactly, does "race" mean? In Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches, John Hartigan takes an anthropological look at questions such as these by introducing students to the study of race through qualitative approaches. In the first text to take an explicitly ethnographic approach, Hartigan summarizes and explains the current state of social science knowledge on race in the United States. In the process of surveying this research, Hartigan guides readers to think through basic important questions about race in relation to their own circumstances. Unlike many texts, however, this one focuses not on essential differences between racial or ethnic groups, but rather on the commonalities. The author concentrates on the particular contexts where people actively engage and respond to racial meanings and identities. In this way, he encourages readers to think critically about the meaning of race. Ideal for undergraduate courses in race and ethnicity, the anthropology of race, and cultural/human diversity, Race in the 21st Century seamlessly brings together classic and contemporary studies in one accessible volume. The author is also hosting a companion website (www.raceinthe21stcentury.com) that features useful web links, sample assignments, and reviews of ethnographies not covered in the text.
John Hartigan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Texas at Austin and the Director of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies. He is the author of Odd Tribes: Towards a Cultural Analysis of White People (Duke University Press, 2005) and Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit (Prince University Press, 1999).
Table of Contents
|Recognizing Racial Identity|
|The Facts of Racial Inequality|
|The Changing Role of Racism|
|The Cultural Domain|
|Race in Relation to Culture|
|Culture, Race, and Ethnography|
|Fundamental Features of Racial Analysis|
|Ethnographic perspectives on race|
|Cultural Dynamics of Race|
|American Culture and Race|
|Antiracism and Ethnography|
|Ethnography of Antiracist Workshops|
|Another View from Detroit|
|How to Listen to White Talk|
|Combining an Attention to Race and Culture|
|Race and Nature|
|What is nature?|
|(Mis)uses of Biology|
|Race and Disease|
|Racial Health Disparities|
|Understanding Genetics: Groups & Populations|
|Understanding Genetics and Culture: The Controversy|
|Genes and Culture: A Resolution|
|Objectifying White People|
|What is Whiteness|
|Whiteness and Discourse|
|Whiteness as a Subject of Study|
|Studying White People in Everyday Life|
|Locating Whites in the Social Landscape|
|Class and Race: Bringing Greater Specificity to Whiteness|
|Objectifying Black People|
|What is Blackness|
|Blackness and Discourse|
|Blackness as a Subject of Study|
|Studying Black People in Everyday Life|
|Locating Blacks in the Social Landscape|
|Class and Race: Brining Greater Specificity to Blackness|
|Beyond black and white|
|Ethnicity and Race|
|Racialization of Latinos and Asian Americans|
|Ethnographic Perspectives on Latinos|
|Ethnographic Perspectives on Asian Americans|
|Ethnography of Race|
|What do we know about race based on ethnographic research?|
|Cultural Analysis of Race|
|Taking it to the field: Analyzing Race in a Cultural Framework|
|Prompts for Ethnographic Research|
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