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Multiracial identity and racial politics in the United States, Natalie Masuoka

Label
Multiracial identity and racial politics in the United States
Title
Multiracial identity and racial politics in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Masuoka
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While pundits point to multiracial Americans as new evidence of a harmonious ethnic melting pot, in reality mixed race peoples have long existed in the United States. Rather than characterize multiracial Americans as a "new" population, this book argues that instead we should view them as individuals who reflect a new culture of racial identification. Today, identities such as "biracial" or "swirlies" are evoked alongside those more established racial categories of white, black Asian and Latino. What is significant about multiracial identities is that they communicate an alternative viewpoint about race: that a person's preferred self-identification should be used to define a person's race. Yet this definition of race is a distinct contrast to historic norms which has defined race as a category assigned to a person based on certain social rules which emphasized things like phenotype, being "one-drop" of African blood or heritage. In Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States, Natalie Masuoka catalogues how this cultural shift from assigning race to perceiving race as a product of personal identification came about by tracing events over the course of the twentieth century. Masuoka uses a variety of sources including in-depth interviews, public opinion surveys and census data to understand how certain individuals embrace the agency of self-identification and choose to assert multiracial identities. At the same time, the book shows that the meaning and consequences of multiracial identification can only be understood when contrasted against those who identify as white, black Asian or Latino. An included case study on President Barack Obama also shows how multiracial identity narratives can be strategically used to reduce anti-black bias among voters. Therefore, rather than looking at multiracial Americans as a harbinger of dramatic change for American race relations, this Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States shows that narratives promoting multiracial identities are in direct dialogue with, rather than in replacement of, the longstanding racial order"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
STF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Masuoka, Natalie
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racially mixed people
  • Race
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
  • Race
  • Race relations
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Multiracial identity and racial politics in the United States, Natalie Masuoka
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Identity choice: changing practices of race and multiracial identification -- Exclusive categories: historical formation of racial classification in the united states -- Advocating for choice: political views of multiracial activists -- Declaring race: understanding the opportunities to self-identify as multiracial -- Implications of racial identity: comparing monoracial and multiracial political attitudes -- In the eye of the beholder: American perceptions of Obama's race -- Conclusion. Multiracial and beyond: racial formation in the twenty-first century -- Appendices. Interview subjects, their organizations, and questions asked -- Washington Post /Kaiser Family Foundation /Harvard University, Race and Ethnicity in 2001: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiences (WKH 2001) -- American National Election Study 2008 Time Series Study (ANES) -- Racial Attitudes in America II , Pew Research Center for the People and the Press -- 2010- 2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Survey, Wave 4
Control code
994719457
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190690687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1093/oso/9780190657468.001.0001
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994719457
Label
Multiracial identity and racial politics in the United States, Natalie Masuoka
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Identity choice: changing practices of race and multiracial identification -- Exclusive categories: historical formation of racial classification in the united states -- Advocating for choice: political views of multiracial activists -- Declaring race: understanding the opportunities to self-identify as multiracial -- Implications of racial identity: comparing monoracial and multiracial political attitudes -- In the eye of the beholder: American perceptions of Obama's race -- Conclusion. Multiracial and beyond: racial formation in the twenty-first century -- Appendices. Interview subjects, their organizations, and questions asked -- Washington Post /Kaiser Family Foundation /Harvard University, Race and Ethnicity in 2001: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiences (WKH 2001) -- American National Election Study 2008 Time Series Study (ANES) -- Racial Attitudes in America II , Pew Research Center for the People and the Press -- 2010- 2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Survey, Wave 4
Control code
994719457
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190690687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1093/oso/9780190657468.001.0001
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994719457

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