Global Mixed Race

Author: Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain,Stephen Small,Minelle Mahtani,Miri Song
Publisher: New York University Press
Category: Social Discrimination, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Social & Cultural Anthropology
Book Format: Paperback

Patterns of migration and the forces of globalization have brought the issues of mixed race to the public in far more visible, far more dramatic ways than ever before. Global Mixed Race examines the contemporary experiences of people of mixed descent in nations around the world, moving beyond US borders to explore the dynamics of racial mixing and multiple descent in Zambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Okinawa, Australia, and New Zealand. In particular, the volume's editors ask: how have new global flows of ideas, goods, and people affected the lives and social placements of people of mixed descent? Thirteen original chapters address the ways mixed-race individuals defy, bolster, speak, and live racial categorization, paying attention to the ways that these experiences help us think through how we see and engage with social differences. The contributors also highlight how mixed-race people can sometimes be used as emblems of multiculturalism, and how these identities are commodified within global capitalism while still considered by some as not pure or inauthentic. A strikingly original study, Global Mixed Race carefully and comprehensively considers the many different meanings of racial mixedness.

Table Of Contents
An IntroductionPart I: Societies with Established Populations of Mixed Descent 1. Multiraciality and Census Classification in Global Perspective 2. "Rider of Two Horses": Eurafricans in Zambia Juliette Bridgette 3. "Split Me in Two": Gender, Identity, and "Race Mixing" in the Trinidad and Tobago Nation 4. In the Laboratory of Peoples' Friendship: Mixed People in Kazakhstan from the Soviet Era to the Present 5. Competing Narratives: Race and Multiraciality in the Brazilian Racial Order 6. Antipodean Mixed Race: Australia and New Zealand 7. Negotiating Identity Narratives among Mexico's Cosmic RacePart II: Places with Newer Populations of Mixed Descent 8. Multiraciality and Migration: Mixed-Race American Okinawans, 1945-1972 9. The Curious Career of the One-Drop Rule: Multiraciality and Membership in Germany Today 10. Capturing "Mixed Race" in the Decennial UK Censuses: Are Current Approaches Sustainable in the Age of Globalization and Superdiversity? 11. Exporting the Mixed-Race Nation: Mixed-Race Identities in the Canadian ContextA ConclusionBibliography About the Contributors Index
About Rebecca C. King-O'Riain
Rebecca C. King-O'Riain is a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is the author of Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants. Stephen Small is Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Minelle Mahtani is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography and the Program in Journalism at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Miri Song is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent. Her books include Helping Out: Children's Labor in Ethnic Businesses and Mixed Race Identities (with Peter Aspinall.) Paul Spickard is Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Black Studies, Asian American Studies, East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California,Santa Barbara. He is author or editor of sixteen books and seventy-odd articles on race, migration, and related topics in the United States, the Pacific, Northeast Asia, and Europe."


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Artist / Author Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song
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