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Displaying Race for Dollars: Racial Realism in Media and Entertainment

John D. Skrentny

in After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159966
eISBN:
9781400848492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores racial realism in the advertising and entertainment industries (movies, TV, and professional sports). These cases are distinctive because they are almost totally focused on ... More


Cost Containment versus National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the 10-year struggle of federal officials to introduce the measures of cost containment, discussing the effect this struggle had on the hope of national health insurance and ... More


Changing economy and social structure of East London

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

in Ethnicity, class and aspiration: Understanding London's new East End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the changes in the social structure and economy of East London, England, from the 1970s to the 2000s. It outlines the changes that have taken place in London's economic role ... More


Rap Hustlers or Sucker MCs?

Geoff Harkness

in Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter covers the microscenes perspective that differentiates Chicago’s underground rap music scene from backpackers. At the corporate tier of the rap music industry, backpacker rap is less ... More


Chinese Cooks as Stewards of Empire

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the entry of the Chinese into servitude as cooks and servants in the nineteenth century, which illustrates their historical role as stewards of the emerging American empire as ... More


Conclusion: The Home of No Return

Yong Chen

in Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168922
eISBN:
9780231538169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168922.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents the author's reflections upon returning to China in 1997 after spending 12 years in the United States. He cites how food has served as a vital signifier of identity in his ... More


Unfolkloric Slavery: Alternative Histories of San Antón

Isar P. Godreau

in Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038907
eISBN:
9780252096860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038907.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter traces the history of plantation slavery and sugar cane in Ponce. Before emancipation, libertos performed tasks related to the processing of sugar in the mills. From the point of view of ... More


Altered States: Global Hollywood, the Rise of Wellywood, and the Moving Image of Race

Margaret Werry

in The Tourist State: Performing Leisure, Liberalism, and Race in New Zealand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666058
eISBN:
9781452946719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666058.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the role played by the film industry—a crucial site of national publicity and cultural sovereignty—in Aotearoa New Zealand’s rebirth as a tourist state. It considers the ... More


Rumor Has It

C. Riley Snorton

in Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the relationship between race and sexuality in the entertainment industry and how speculations about aberrant sexuality cohere to a range of black bodies and genders. It expands ... More


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