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Getting from Where We Are to Where We Need to Be

Kenneth Prewitt

in What Is "Your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157030
eISBN:
9781400846795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157030.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter talks about what to change and how to change it. Politics and policy do not like abrupt change, therefore it becomes necessary to introduce incremental modifications. Racial statistics ... More


When You Have a Hammer: Statistical Races Misused

Kenneth Prewitt

in What Is "Your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157030
eISBN:
9781400846795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157030.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses the metaphor “when you have a hammer” to underscore how racial statistics can be misused by converting an issue or policy that is not about race into one inappropriately racialized. ... More


The Race to Progress

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 4 documents how early national censuses from across Latin America underscored the racial particularity of populations to bolster claims of national distinctiveness. State officials fastened ... More


Constructing Natural Orders

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the methods used to produce racial statistics in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin America. Analysis of the practices through which population statistics were ... More


Conclusion: The International Politics of Ethnoracial Classification

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conclusion places the contemporary politics and practice of official ethnoracial classification in Latin American censuses in historical perspective. In some respects, the new era of official ... More


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