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The Problems and Paradoxes of Race

Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

in Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161075
eISBN:
9781400865901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161075.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on race, with a stress on the special position of the United States. While color-coded race is a source of stigma in Canada and Western Europe, it is a more severe barrier in the ... More


Racial Formation Rules: Continuity, Instability, and Change

Michael Omi and Howard Winant

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the origins of racial formation theory, the political context from which it emerged, and the key theoretical currents that influenced Racial Formation in the United States. It ... 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 Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Rose Ernst

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722480
eISBN:
9780814722749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Through the voices of women activists in the welfare rights movement across the United States, this book exposes the contemporary reality of welfare rights politics, revealing how the language of ... More


Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Michael P. Jeffries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated b-boying and graffiti. Now hip-hop ... More


Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Lilia Fernandez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226244259
eISBN:
9780226244280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244280.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Like other industrial cities in the postwar period, Chicago underwent the dramatic population shifts that radically changed the complexion of the urban north. As African American populations grew and ... More


Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest

Sujey Vega

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479864539
eISBN:
9781479875337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864539.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

National immigration debates have thrust both opponents of immigration and immigrant rights supporters into the news. But what happens once the rallies end and the banners come down? What is daily ... More


Citizenship and the Philippines Debates: The Racial Factor

Susan K. Harris

in God's Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740109
eISBN:
9780190252823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740109.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American racial dynamics. It explores the ways in which white Americans equated whiteness with Protestantism and the whole with capacity for citizenship. It shows how these ... More


Nadine: Words as Violence and Misrecognition

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The third chapter follows the ethnographical narrative of one of the girls of the study, Nadine. Specifically, it examines the role of language in class and racialized intra-/inter gender issues ... More


The King Stay the King: Multidimensional Masculinities and Capitalism in The Wire

Frank Rudy Cooper

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter looks at the metaphor of the drug game as a chess game in the critically acclaimed HBO police drama The Wire. This analogy is also a metaphor for the way the hierarchy of identities ... More


A West Indian Midwife’s Tale: The Politics of Childbirth on Newton Plantation

Katherine Paugh

in The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine, and Fertility in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198789789
eISBN:
9780191831478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789789.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, World Modern History

The story of the Afro-Caribbean midwife Doll illuminates the politics of midwifery on Newton plantation in Barbados. It is well known that midwives wielded a great deal of power, but the racial ... More


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