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Sgv Dreamgirl: Interracial Intimacies and the Production of Place

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Five, “‘SGV Dreamgirl’” looks at the role of interracial intimacy – broadly conceived as inclusive of friendships and fictive kin - in the formation of a multiracial spatial imaginary.


The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Wendy Cheng

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book examines how the everyday experiences of residents of a multiracial, “majority-minority,” suburban area in Southern California shape distinctive notions of race, privilege, and belonging. At ... More


Conclusion: Dreams of the Father and Potentials Lost

Habiba Ibrahim

in Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679171
eISBN:
9781452948331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679171.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter discusses the persona of multiracial personhood ostensibly attained during the ascendance of Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in 2007. Obama’s negotiation, including ... More


Not “For Caucasians Only”: Race, Property, and Homeownership

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter one outlines the importance of property to racial formation. It delineates Asian Americans and Mexican Americans’ shared histories in the area and how this has led to the development of ... More


Hip Hop’s Recasting of Christianity and Gospel Music in Kenya

Mwenda Ntarangwi

in The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040061
eISBN:
9780252098260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040061.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which the intersection between hip hop and Christianity brings about a recasting of what is assumed to be the norm within Christianity. It provides examples of how ... More


Theorizing Regional Racial Formation

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

“Theorizing Regional Racial Formation,” gives a brief overview of the history and contemporary importance of the West San Gabriel Valley, and lays out the key themes and stakes of the book. It also ... More


How Localized Knowledges Travel

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conclusion asks how a regionally specific racial formation “travels,” and addresses the limitations and possibilities of such a framework as well as suggesting future directions for research.


Diversity on Main Street: Civic Landscapes and Historical Geographies of Race

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Four, “‘Diversity of Main Street’” considers the role of race and ethnicity in civic landscapes through the analysis of two city-led branding campaigns and a grassroots struggles to save a ... More


“The Asian and Latino Thing in Schools”: Academic Achievement and Racialized Privilege

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter two details a controversy at an area high school over a student-written newspaper column on the topic of the “achievement gap” between Asian American and Latina/o students.


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