Rethinking 'Mixed Race'

Parker, David and Song, Miri, eds. (2001) Rethinking 'Mixed Race'. Pluto Press, London, 208 pp. ISBN 9780745315720. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

One of the fastest growing ethnic populations in many Western societies is that of people of mixed descent. However, when talking about multicultural societies or 'mixed race', the discussion usually focuses on people of black and white heritage. The contributors to this collection rectify this with a broad and pluralistic approach to the experiences of 'mixed race' people in Britain and the USA. The contributors argue that people of mixed descent reveal the arbitrary and contested logic of categorisation underpinning racial divisions. Falling outside the prevailing definitions of racialised identities, their histories and experiences illuminate the complexities of identity formation in the contemporary multicultural context. The authors examine a range of issues. These include gender; transracial and intercountry adoptions in Britain and the US; interracial partnering and marriage; 'mixed race' and family in the English-African diaspora; theorising of 'mixed race' that transcends the black/white binary and includes explorations of 'mixtures' among non-white minority groups; and the social and political evolution of multiracial panethnicity.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: mixed, race
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:11
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:25
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/362 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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