Generational change and how we conceptualise and measure multiracial people and ‘mixture’

Song, Miri (2017) Generational change and how we conceptualise and measure multiracial people and ‘mixture’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (13). pp. 2333-2339. ISSN 0141-9870. E-ISSN 1466-4356. (doi: (Full text available)

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Until relatively recently, in countries such as the U.S.A. and U.K., individuals could only opt for “single race” categories with which they identified. However, in the 2000 decennial census, respondents in the U.S. were able to choose more than one racial category, while in 2001, a “Mixed” box (with further subcategories) was provided in the England and Wales census for the first time. But the very success of this racial project in these countries has spawned a number of questions for policy-makers and academics who theorize, enumerate and study the experiences of multiracial people. With demographic changes such as generational change, who counts as multiracial or mixed race? This question has yet to receive significant attention. Although mixing is becoming more commonplace, the question of who counts as multiracial is far from straightforward, especially as we look down the generational pipeline.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Generational change, multiracial, racial identification, “mixture”, census categories, Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Miri Song
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 08:48 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2019 00:00 UTC
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