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Interracial Identities: Racework as Boundary Work

Amy C. Steinbugler

in Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199743551
eISBN:
9780199979370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743551.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter moves the focus from the internal dynamics of the relationship into the realm of identity. It introduces the fourth and final type of racework: boundary work. Boundary work helps ... More


Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Mollie Godfrey

Vershawn Ashanti Young (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Bringing together fifteen essays by leading scholars, including a theoretical introduction by the editors and an insightful foreword and afterword by Gayle Wald and Michele Elam, respectively, this ... More


The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many ... More


Avoiding race or following the racial scripts? Obama and race in the recessionary period of the colorblind era

Kathleen Odell Korgen and David L. Brunsma

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An examination of the intersections between race, class and multiracial identity during the 2010 U.S. recession. Provides a unique focus on the ways in which President Obama's upbringing during the ... More


Shades of Colorblindness: Rethinking Racial Ideology in the United States

Ashley (“Woody”) Doane

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues for a more nuanced view of colorblind racial ideology, one that moves beyond a focus on the denial of racism and instead recognizes the ability to hold simultaneous and ... More


Engaged Opera

Naomi André

in Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041921
eISBN:
9780252050619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041921.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter introduces two case studies of “Black Otellos” and situates the author’s voice in this project. This chapter outlines the historical background of race in the United States and South ... More


Race and Class Matters

Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins

in Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134895
eISBN:
9780226135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135083.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

In this chapter we focus more directly on individualized and felt treatment of low-income Black students in a context in which difference manifests itself in the school's environment in particular ... More


Post-race American Triumphalism and the Entrenchment of Colorblind Racial Ideology

Enid Logan

in "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752975
eISBN:
9780814753460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752975.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the predominant narrative interpretation of Obama's victory, which is deemed as the “triumphalist narrative of post-race America.” It argues that such a narrative shows a series ... More


Rooted in the Black Community but Not Limited to It: The Perils and Promises of the New Politics of Race

Enid Logan

in "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752975
eISBN:
9780814753460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752975.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a theoretical explanation of the aspects of the new politics of race. Journalists, experts, and commentators from across the political spectrum now refer to the “new race ... More


The Neo-Passing Narrative

Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Ashanti Young

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introduction defines neo-passing by contextualizing the term not only in relation to classic passing narratives and scholarship on passing but also in relation to broad notions of performance, ... More


Passing for Postracial: Colorblind Reading Practices of Zombies, Sheriffs, and Slaveholders

Christopher M. Brown

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that contemporary neo-passing narratives offer some of the sharpest rebuttals—both formally and tropologically—to contemporary colorblind reading practices, particularly those ... More


Introduction

Rose Ernst

in The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter presents the organization of the book as it examines the dynamics of movements situated at the intersections of marginalized axes of race, gender, and class. By definition, ... More


Breaking Rank: Race and Class Consciousness

Rose Ernst

in The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter studies the “race and class consciousness” frames that challenge the dominant racial ideology of colorblindness. Colorblindness frames articulate different forms of marginalization in a ... More


Silencing and Explaining Away Racial Discrimination

Christina A. Sue

in Land of the Cosmic Race: Race Mixture, Racism, and Blackness in Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199925483
eISBN:
9780199332922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925483.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the relationship between Veracruzanos’ racial attitudes and the government-sponsored belief that racism does not exist in the country. It shows how people manage contradictions ... More


The End of Racism?: Colorblind Racism and Popular Media

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Austin Ashe

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the discursive strategies utilized by both the media and popular culture in their commentaries on the Obama moment. These strategies—referred to as “racial grammar”—serve as a ... More


We Are Taxpaying Citizens: Separate and Color-Blind

Camille Walsh

in Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638942
eISBN:
9781469638959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638942.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Three shifts to state and local court cases in the early 20th century, many of which highlight the different unequal tax structures imposed in mandatory segregation states in the South. ... More


From Black Power to Class Action: The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the Rise of Fire Department Discrimination Litigation

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the influence that the Black Power movement and rise of employment discrimination litigation had on the Vulcan Society and Black firefighters across the country. The ... More


Mainstreaming Latina Identity: Culture-Blind and Colorblind Themes in Viewer Interpretations of Ugly Betty

Philip A. Kretsedemas

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uses audience studies and focus groups to examine viewers' ability and willingness to decode racial subtexts in Ugly Betty. The findings suggest that while audiences do react positively ... More


Race in Progress, No Passing Zone: Battlestar Galactica, Colorblindness, and the Maintenance of Racial Order

Jinny Huh

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter investigates the “supposedly” colorblind and gender-neutral casting of the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica (BSG) in order to articulate what is referred to as ... More


Introduction

Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter briefly describes how despite the significant shift towards racial attitudes in the United States during the past four decades—highlighted by the presidency of Barack ... More


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