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“To Elect one of Their Own”: Racial Alliances and Majority-Minority Districts

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter turns to the problem of majority–minority districts. Such districts had long been under attack both by proponents of color-blind decision making and by many proponents of race-conscious ... More


Glamour in the Pacific: Cultural Internationalism and Race Politics in the Women's Pan-Pacific

Fiona Paisley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833428
eISBN:
9780824870133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833428.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Since its inception in 1928, the Pan-Pacific Women's Association (PPWA) has witnessed and contributed to enormous changes in world and Pacific history. This women's network established a series of ... More


Epilogue: Out of the Sailor’s Den, into the Tourist Trap

Brian Rouleau

in With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452338
eISBN:
9780801455087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452338.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue traces the significance of the decline of the deepwater maritime industry. By 1870, the largest community of Americans overseas was no longer common sailors but wealthy tourists. This ... More


Into the Underclass or Out of the Barrio?: Immigrant Integration in Latino Los Angeles

Edward Orozco Flores

in God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws from census and American Community Survey data (ACS) to evaluate the fitness of Los Angeles as a case study in segmented assimilation theory. It reveals that many elements of ... More


The Insular Caribbean

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie

in Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501705267
eISBN:
9781501719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705267.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although plantation agriculture did exist, what made the Dutch islands special, in particular Curacao and Statia, was their functioning as regional entrepôts. Demographically, the large number of ... More


The Wonders of Linkage

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on PW Botha, who was engaged in a daring experiment: when he became prime minister in 1978, he decided to strengthen apartheid by co-opting important segments of the nonwhite ... More


Confronting a Divided Society

Gail Saunders

in Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062549
eISBN:
9780813051550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062549.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 9 examines Bahamian society across the 1950s and 1960s in order to determine whether the turbulence of the preceding decades brought about any fundamental improvements in race relations. ... More


Introduction: Race, Risk, and Discrimination

Shayla C. Nunnally

in Trust in Black America: Race, Discrimination, and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758656
eISBN:
9780814759301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758656.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the issue of racial distrust, in which the book considers how race influences trust from black Americans' social and political perspectives. It also examines how ... More


Native Americans, Asians, and Italian Americans: Constructions of a Multilayered Racial Consciousness

Peter G. Vellon

in A Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814788486
eISBN:
9780814788493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814788486.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores how the press interpreted nonwhite races, such as the Native Americans and Asian Americans. Consistently differentiating these races according to color as either pelle rosse ... More


Introduction

Susannah J. Ural

in Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785690
eISBN:
9780814785737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785690.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to highlight the complexity of the ethnic and religious responses to the American Civil War. Contributors challenge the idea of ... More


Introduction: Thinking Interstitially

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter briefly explores the lives of Asian-Americans—people of “mixed color”—in the Jim Crow-era American South. Their presence offered a challenge to a society polarized by color ... More


Capitals, Ethnic Identity, and Educational Qualifications

Tariq Modood

in The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707425
eISBN:
9780814705384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707425.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines an unusual case: the overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in British higher education. Ethnic minorities—many of whom belong to the second generation—attend universities at ... More


Racialized Maternalisms: White Motherhood and National Modernity

Raka Shome

in Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038730
eISBN:
9780252096686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038730.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how ideologies of white motherhood function as sites through which shifts in a nation's sense of the modern is enabled by locating the Diana phenomenon in the social context of ... More


The “Friendly Principle of Brotherhood”

Allan W. Austin

in Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037047
eISBN:
9780252094156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037047.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter considers the complicated history of Quaker interracial activism. It specifically looks at the complex relationship between the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and ... More


Seeking Justice in a Climate of Irony: The Hiring Initiative’s Uneasy Prelude, 1968–76

Gwyneth Mellinger

in Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037382
eISBN:
9780252094644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037382.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the ASNE's response to civil rights reforms and women's liberation and begins a discussion of how the ASNE's responses to the concerns of nonwhites and white women, which the ... 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


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


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


“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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