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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


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


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


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.


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 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.


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


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