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Introduction: Race Mixing and Ethnoracial Boundaries

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Introduction defines the concept of “ethnoracial boundaries” and introduces the concept of “groupness” to the reader. It discusses how scholars of ethnicity and nationalism have neglected how ... More


Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Chinyere K. Osuji

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

How do interracial couples negotiate ethnoracial boundaries? Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage from the United States to Brazil takes a novel approach to answering this question by examining ... More


Preferences and the Romantic Career

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter introduces the concept of “romantic career:” how people draw on prior romantic and dating experiences to understand their ethnoracial preferences or (lack thereof) for romantic ... More


“A Fly in the Buttermilk”: Black Spouses in White Families

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter compares the discursive strategies that black-white couples and their families drew on to navigate the integration of black spouses into white extended families. White Carioca families ... More


Policing the Boundary: Interacting with Strangers in Public

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how interracial couples negotiate “racial boundary-policing” in which outsiders sanction them and redraw ethnoracial understandings of “us” versus “them.” Albeit rare, ... More


Conclusion: “Can Interracial Love Save Us?”

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Boundaries of Love overtly challenges the sanguine picture of interracial marriage being the solution to racism and white supremacy. Adopting a “critical constructivist” perspective, this book ... More


Boundaries of Blackness: Groupness and Linked Fate

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 shows how blacks in Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro understand their position within the boundaries of black racial categorization. I analyze how and why they consider themselves black and ... More


Boundaries of Whiteness: Flexibility and Shifting Meanings

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 3 examines how white spouses understand their own whiteness in these relationships as well as how their black partners see them as white. In Rio de Janeiro, white spouses redrew, pushed ... More


“The White Wife Problem:” Sex, Race and the Contested Politics of Repatriation to Interwar British West Africa

Carina E. Ray

in Navigating African Maritime History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497315
eISBN:
9781786944535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay explores the difficulties faced by interracial couples - primarily West African men and British or German women - in gaining acceptance in society in the interwar years in Britain and West ... More


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