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Black, White, Mixed or Biracial: Identifying the Children

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/9781479878611.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the subset of black-white couples who were parents to examine: expectations of their child's racial classification; how parents categorized their children after birth; and the ... 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


“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


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