American Mixed Race The Culture of Microdiversity

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-03-28
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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This exciting multidisciplinary collection brings together twenty-two original essays by scholars on the cutting edge of racial theory, who address both the American concept of race and the specific problems experienced by those who do not fit neatly into the boxes society requires them to check.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Five Arrowsp. 3
Color Fades over Timep. 13
Racelessnessp. 25
Check the Box That Best Describes Youp. 39
What Are They?p. 53
From Melodrama to the Movies: the Tragic Mulatto as a Type Characterp. 63
The Theater of Identity: (multi-)race and Representation of Eurasians and Afroasiansp. 79
The Go-Between People: Representations of Mixed Race in Twentieth-Century American Literaturep. 97
The Hawaiian Alternative to the One-Drop Rulep. 115
Some Kind of Indian: on Race, Eugenics, and Mixed-Bloodsp. 133
Exploring the Social Construction of Race: Sociology and the Study of Interracial Relationshipsp. 155
Therapeutic Perspectives on Biracial Identity Formation and Internalized Oppressionp. 169
Grassroots Advocacyp. 185
Testimony of the Association of Multiethnic Americans before the Subcommittee on Census, Statistics, and Postal Personnel of the U.S. House of Representativesp. 191
Multiracial Identity Assertion in the Sociopolitical Context of Primary Educationp. 211
Yankee Imperialism and Imperialist Nostalgia: a View from the Insidep. 221
The Multiracial Contribution to the Psychological Browning of Americap. 231
Made in the Usa: Racial Mixing 'N Matchingp. 237
Mestizo Identityp. 257
Race and Racism: Marginalization within the Marginsp. 279
Ethnic Transgressions: Confessions of an Assimilated Jewp. 287
Life after Racep. 297
Notesp. 309
Select Bibliographyp. 351
Indexp. 367
About the Contributorsp. 375
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