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Racially Mixed People in America
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Racially Mixed People in America

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© 1992 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Recipient of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States 1993 Outstanding Book Award

America has been the breeding ground of a "biracial baby boom" for the past 25 years. Unfortunately, there has been a dearth of information regarding how racially mixed people identify and view themselves and how they relate to one another. Racially Mixed People in America steadily bridges this gap and offers a comprehensive look at the social and psychological adjustment of mixed-race people, models for identity development, contemporary immigration and marriage patterns, and methodological issues involved in conducting research with mixed-race people, all in the context of America's mixed race past and present. Including contributions by ethnohistorians, psychologists, and sociologists, this powerful volume will provide the reader a tool for examining ideologies surrounding race, race relations, and the role of social science in the deconstruction of race. Racially Mixed People in America is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in cross-cultural studies, psychology, family studies, sociology, and social work.

"Racially Mixed People in America is not just a ''feel good'' affirmation of mixed race people. It offers explanations of ''how possibly'' the constructed notions of race operate in our society through an examination of mixed race people from the ''margins'' of psychological and sociological studies to the center of race relation's discourse. This, perhaps, is its greatest contribution."  

--Amerasia Journal

"A compendium of articles on the experiences and identities of racially mixed people, [it] takes a scholarly approach to understanding the issues of racial identity. It is a book we highly recommend for an overview of the psychological implications of the personal conflicts inherent in multiracial identity."  

--Minority Markets Alert

"Maria P. P. Root and her coauthors have performed a service to society in general and to biracial/multiracial people and families in particular. By dispelling myths and showing the biracial/multiracial experience to be a healthy, normal one, the book will help demolish barriers of fear and ignorance and will, hopefully, enable all of us to banish the lingering miasma of obsolete concepts."  

--Joe Cunningham, The Interracial Club Newsletter

"An especially timely and well-documented book. Recommended to mental health professionals who wish to heighten their sensitivity in working with racially mixed people."  

--Readings: A Journal of Review and Commentary in Mental Health

Racially Mixed People in America is an important book, effectively presenting a comprehensive, multidisciplinary examination by ethnohistorians, psychologists and sociologists of America's multiracial past and present.

 
PART ONE: RACIAL ECOLOGY
Maria P P Root
Within, Between, and Beyond Race
Paul R Spickard
The Illogic of American Racial Categories
Robin L Miller
The Human Ecology of Multiracial Identity
Deborah J Johnson
Developmental Pathways
Toward an Ecological Theoretical Formulation of Race Identity in Black/White Biracial Children  
Cookie White Stephan
Mixed Heritage Individuals
Ethnic Identity and Trait Characteristics  
Michael C Thornton
The Quiet Immigration
Foreign Spouses of US Citizens, 1945-1985  
Carla K Bradshaw
Beauty and the Beast
On Racial Ambiguity  
 
PART TWO: RECOVERING THE MULTIRACIAL PAST
G Reginald Daniel
Passers and Pluralists
Subverting the Racial Divide  
Terry P Wilson
Blood Quantum
Native American Mixed Bloods  
Carlos A Fernandez
La Raza and the Melting Pot
A Comparative Look at Multiethnicity  
Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde
From Dust to Gold
The Vietnamese Amerasian Experience  
Cynthia L Nakashima
An Invisible Monster
The Creation and Denial of Mixed Race People in America  
 
PART THREE: WHAT OF THE CHILDREN
Maria P P Root
Back to the Drawing Board
Methodological Issues in Research on Multiracial People  
James H Jacobs
Identity Development in Biracial Children
Ana Mari Cauce et al
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Social Adjustment of Biracial Youth  
Jewelle Taylor Gibbs and Alice M Hines
Negotiating Ethnic Identity
Issues for Black/White Biracial Adolescents  
Ronald C Johnson
Offspring of Cross-Race and Cross-Ethnic Marriages in Hawaii
Christine C Iijima Hall
Please Choose One
Ethnic Identity Choices for Biracial Individuals  
Amy Iwasaki Mass
Interracial Japanese Americans
The Best of Both Worlds or the End of the Japanese American Community?  
Teresa Kay Williams
Prism Lives
Identity of Binational Amerasians  
George Kitahara Kich
The Developmental Process of Asserting a Biracial, Bicultural Identity
 
PART FOUR: CHALLENGING THE CENSUS
Michael C Thornton
Is Multiracial Status Unique? The Personal and Social Experience
Christine C Iijima Hall
Coloring Outside the Lines
Philip Tajitsu Nash
Multicultural Identity and the Death of Stereotypes
G Reginald Daniel
Beyond Black and White
The New Multiracial Consciousness  
Maria P P Root
From Shortcuts to Solutions

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