Mixed race, mixed origins or what? Generic terminology for the multiple racial/ethnic group population

Aspinall, Peter J. (2009) Mixed race, mixed origins or what? Generic terminology for the multiple racial/ethnic group population. Anthropology Today , 25 (2). pp. 3-8. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A broad range of terms have been proposed and debated for the 'mixed race' population. Dissatisfaction with 'mixed race', the term most widely used but contested on the grounds that it references the now discredited concept of 'race', has led to the search for an alternative. In 1994 the Royal Anthropological Institute advocated 'mixed origins'; despite subsequent further efforts, this alternative has gained little momentum. 'Mixed race' now competes with terms such as 'mixed heritage', 'dual heritage', and 'mixed parentage' amongst data users. However, research indicates that the term of choice of most respondents in general population and student samples of this population group is 'mixed race', other terms - including 'mixed origins' - attracting little support. Given its dominance, it is premature to argue that the term 'mixed race' should be replaced by candidates that are not self-descriptors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: mixed race, ethnicity, terminology,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 15:14
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 08:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24454 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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