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Half and Half

Half and Half

Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural

  • Author: Claudine C. O'Hearn
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 0307485765
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin. Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered--they are discussed. How do you measure someone's race or culture? Half this, quarter that, born here, raised there. What name do you give that? These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address both the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds. Danzy Senna parodies the media's fascination with biracials in a futuristic piece about the mulatto millennium. Garrett Hongo writes about watching his mixed-race children play in a sea of blond hair and white faces, realizing that suburban Oregon might swallow up their unique racial identity. Francisco Goldman shares his frustration with having constantly to explain himself in terms of his Latino and Jewish roots. Malcolm Gladwell understands that being biracial frees him from racial discrimination but also holds him hostage to questions of racial difference. For Indira Ganesan, India and its memory are evoked by the aromas of foods. Through the lens of personal experience, these essays offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture. And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division. From the Hardcover edition.

Mulattas and Mestizas

Mulattas and Mestizas

Representing Mixed Identities in the Americas, 1850-2000

  • Author: Suzanne Bost
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820327211
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 280
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In this broadly conceived exploration of how people represent identity in the Americas, Suzanne Bost argues that mixture has been central to the definition of race in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean since the nineteenth century. Her study is particularly relevant in an era that promotes mixed-race musicians, actors, sports heroes, and supermodels as icons of a "new" America. Bost challenges the popular media's notion that a new millennium has ushered in a radical transformation of American ethnicity; in fact, this paradigm of the "changing" face of America extends throughout American history. Working from literary and historical accounts of mulattas, mestizas, and creoles, Bost analyzes a tradition, dating from the nineteenth century, of theorizing identity in terms of racial and sexual mixture. By examining racial politics in Mexico and the United States; racially mixed female characters in Anglo-American, African American, and Latina narratives; and ideas of mixture in the Caribbean, she ultimately reveals how the fascination with mixture often corresponds to racial segregation, sciences of purity, and white supremacy. The racism at the foundation of many nineteenth-century writings encourages Bost to examine more closely the subtexts of contemporary writings on the "browning" of America. Original and ambitious in scope, Mulattas and Mestizas measures contemporary representations of mixed-race identity in the United States against the history of mixed-race identity in the Americas. It warns us to be cautious of the current, millennial celebration of mixture in popular culture and identity studies, which may, contrary to all appearances, mask persistent racism and nostalgia for purity.

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

  • Author: Veronica Benet-Martinez,Ying-Yi Hong
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190213817
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 560
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Multiculturalism is a prevalent worldwide societal phenomenon. Aspects of our modern life, such as migration, economic globalization, multicultural policies, and cross-border travel and communication have made intercultural contacts inevitable. High numbers of multicultural individuals (23-43% of the population by some estimates) can be found in many nations where migration has been strong (e.g., Australia, U.S., Western Europe, Singapore) or where there is a history of colonization (e.g., Hong Kong). Many multicultural individuals are also ethnic and cultural minorities who are descendants of immigrants, majority individuals with extensive multicultural experiences, or people with culturally mixed families; all people for whom identification and/or involvement with multiple cultures is the norm. Despite the prevalence of multicultural identity and experiences, until the publication of this volume, there has not yet been a comprehensive review of scholarly research on the psychological underpinning of multiculturalism. The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity fills this void. It reviews cutting-edge empirical and theoretical work on the psychology of multicultural identities and experiences. As a whole, the volume addresses some important basic issues, such as measurement of multicultural identity, links between multilingualism and multiculturalism, the social psychology of multiculturalism and globalization, as well as applied issues such as multiculturalism in counseling, education, policy, marketing and organizational science, to mention a few. This handbook will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in cultural, social, personality, developmental, acculturation, and ethnic psychology. It can also be used as a source book in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on identity and multiculturalism, and a reference for applied psychologists and researchers in the domains of education, management, and marketing.

Liminal: Spaces-in-between Visible and Invisible

Liminal: Spaces-in-between Visible and Invisible

  • Author: Erica Eaton,Bfa Tara Smelt
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615151175
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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Art, and education, does not happen in the mainstream. It is made on the edges. Meaning does not occur on the line; it is shaped between them. Liminal is the catalog for these things, a gift of next ideas. -- taken from back cover.

World Authors 1990-1995

World Authors 1990-1995

  • Author: Clifford Thompson
  • Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 863
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Offers biographical sketches of 320 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers.

Race, racism, and multiraciality in American education

Race, racism, and multiraciality in American education

  • Author: Christopher Bodenheimer Knaus
  • Publisher: Academica Pr Llc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 507
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Research monograph of great interest to American education. Discusses in great depth multiracial populations and attitudes at college/university level.

'Perpetual Others'

'Perpetual Others'

The Role of Culture, Race and Nation in the Formation of a Mixed Race Identity

  • Author: Jacquetta Elizabeth Amdahl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 550
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African American Review

African American Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence

Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures

  • Author: Myron W. Lustig,Jolene Koester
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 386
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Striking a unique balance between skills and theory, "Intercultural Competence" provides students with the background and confidence to succeed in today's multicultural environment. Blending both the practical and the theoretical, the concrete and the abstract, this textbook is both enjoyable to read and thoroughly researched. By clearly explaining different theories and the significance of cultural patterns and having students practice what they learn via examples in the book, "Intercultural Competence" better prepares students to interact in intercultural relationships. New to the Fifth EditionApproximately half of the "Culture Connections" boxes are new to this edition and provide students the opportunity to 'feel' some aspect of intercultural competence. impact of new information technologies on intercultural communication has been expanded in the new edition. Each of the pedagogical features in the text has been revised and updated to help students learn important intercultural communication concepts effectively. Nearly half of the photographs are new to this edition. Each photo has been selected and placed to highlight more clearly the concepts and issues being illustrated. Praise for "Intercultural Competence" "Because Lustig and Koester both provide the essential communication theory but also provide increasingly good examples from persons of different cultures speaking in their own voices. . .[the competition] falls short of giving students the richness of reading that this book does." "C. Thomas Preston, University of Missouri -- St. Louis"

Multiracial Child Resource Book

Multiracial Child Resource Book

Living Complex Identites

  • Author: Maria P. P. Root,Matt Kelley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780972963909
  • Category: Interracial adoption
  • Page: 266
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