Doing Race 21 Essays for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 039393070X

ISBN-13: 9780393930702

Edition: 2010

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Description: In Doing Race , scholars from across the disciplines have written original essays on race and ethnicity aimed at an undergraduate audience. The book provides a practical response to the view, common in American debates, that race and ethnicity no longer matter, or that race and ethnicity should not be taken into account when deciding how to structure society and formulate public policy. It also answers the question of why race and ethnicity play such a large role in fueling violence around the globe. Doing Race shows that race and ethnicity matter because they are important resources in answering the fundamental, even universal “Who am I?” and “Who are we?” questions. It demonstrates how understanding how identities are shaped by race and ethnicity is central to understanding individual and collective behavior in the United States and throughout the world. Drawing on the latest science and scholarship, these original essays provide undergraduates with an effective framework for understanding the persistence of racial inequalities and problems in the 21st century.

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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She also co-directs the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Before moving to Stanford in 1994, she was a professor at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. The focus of her work is the sociological shaping of mind and self. Born in England of English parents and raised in San Diego, California, she has been persistently fascinated by how nation of origin, region of the country, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and social class shape self and identity. With her colleague Shinobu Kitayama at the University of Michigan, she has pioneered the experimental study of how culture and self influence one another. Markus was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and is a Fellow of APS, APA, and Division 8. Some of her recent co-edited books include CULTURE AND EMOTION: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF MUTUAL INFLUENCE, ENGAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: THE MULTICULTURAL CHALLENGE IN LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES, and JUST SCHOOLS: PURSUING EQUAL EDUCATION IN SOCIETIES OF DIFFERENCE.

Doing Race: An Introduction
What race and ethnicity are, how they work, and why achieving a just society requires us to take account of them
Inventing Race and Ethnicity
How race is made real through governmental policies, scientific research, and medical marketing
Defining Race and Ethnicity: The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Census
Models of American Ethnic Relations: Hierarchy, Assimilation, and Pluralism
The Biology of Ancestry: DNA, Genomic Variation, and Race
Which Differences Make a Difference? Race, DNA, and Health
Racing Difference
The historically specific but universal processes by which difference becomes understood as inferiority
The Jew as the Original “Other”: Difference, Antisemitism, and Race
Knowing the “Other”: Arabs, Islam, and the West
Eternally Foreign: Asian Americans, History, and Race
A Thoroughly Modern Concept: Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and the State
Institutionalizing Difference
How race organizes what we know, where we live, how we are educated, who we punish
Race in the News: Stereotypes, Political Campaigns, and Market-Based Journalism
Going Back to Compton: Real Estate, Racial Politics, and Black-Brown Relations
Structured for Failure: Race, Resources, and Student Achievement
Racialized Mass Incarceration: Poverty, Prejudice, and Punishment
Racing Identity
How race and ethnicity shape how we see, how we act, and who we are
Who Am I? Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
In the Air between Us: Stereotypes, Identity, and Achievement
Ways of Being White: Privilege, Perceived Stigma, and Transcendence
Enduring Racial Associations: African Americans, Crime, and Animal Imagery
We're Honoring You, Dude: Myths, Mascots, and American Indians
Re-presenting Reality
The singular and powerful role of the arts in challenging racial inequality by imagining alternate worlds
Another Way to Be: Women of Color, Literature, and Myth
Hiphop and Race: Blackness, Language, and Creativity
The “Ethno-Ambiguo Hostility Syndrome”: Mixed-Race, Identity, and Popular Culture
We Wear the Mask: Performance, Social Dramas, and Race
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