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The Resource In the shadow of race : Jews, Latinos, and immigrant politics in the United States, Victoria Hattam

In the shadow of race : Jews, Latinos, and immigrant politics in the United States, Victoria Hattam

Label
In the shadow of race : Jews, Latinos, and immigrant politics in the United States
Title
In the shadow of race
Title remainder
Jews, Latinos, and immigrant politics in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Hattam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Race in the United States has long been associated with heredity and inequality while ethnicity has been linked to language and culture. In the Shadow of Race recovers the history of this entrenched distinction and the divisive politics it engenders. Victoria Hattam locates the origins of ethnicity in the New York Zionist movement of the early 1900s. In a major revision of widely held assumptions, she argues that Jewish activists identified as ethnics not as a means of assimilating and becoming white, but rather as a way of defending immigrant difference as distinct from race--rooted in culture rather than body and blood. Eventually, Hattam shows, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Census Bureau institutionalized this distinction by classifying Latinos as an ethnic group and not a race. But immigration and the resulting population shifts of the last half century have created a political opening for reimagining the relationship between immigration and race. How to do so is the question at hand. In the Shadow of Race concludes by examining the recent New York and Los Angeles elections and the 2006 immigrant rallies across the country to assess the possibilities of forging a more robust alliance between immigrants and African Americans. Such an alliance is needed, Hattam argues, to more effectively redress the persistent inequalities in American life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hattam, Victoria Charlotte
Dewey number
320.973089
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
H37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Ethnicity
  • United States
Label
In the shadow of race : Jews, Latinos, and immigrant politics in the United States, Victoria Hattam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Languages of race-politics of difference -- From "historic races" to ethnicity : disarticulating race, nation, culture -- Fixing race, unfixing ethnicity : New York Zionists and ethnicity -- Are Jews a race? Are Mexicans white? : the state and ethnicity -- Latinos : the new ethnics? : rereading statistical policy directive 15 -- Shadowed by race : Latinos in New York City politics, 2001 and beyond -- Dismantling the race-ethnicity distinction : reconfiguring race, power, and descent
Control code
86117598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 273 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226319223
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007011060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)86117598
Label
In the shadow of race : Jews, Latinos, and immigrant politics in the United States, Victoria Hattam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Languages of race-politics of difference -- From "historic races" to ethnicity : disarticulating race, nation, culture -- Fixing race, unfixing ethnicity : New York Zionists and ethnicity -- Are Jews a race? Are Mexicans white? : the state and ethnicity -- Latinos : the new ethnics? : rereading statistical policy directive 15 -- Shadowed by race : Latinos in New York City politics, 2001 and beyond -- Dismantling the race-ethnicity distinction : reconfiguring race, power, and descent
Control code
86117598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 273 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226319223
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007011060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)86117598

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