Shades of Difference Why Skin Color Matters

ISBN-10: 0804759995

ISBN-13: 9780804759991

Edition: 2009

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor of Women�e(tm)s Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Contributors
Introduction: Economies of Color
The Significance of Skin Color: Transnational Divergences and Convergences
The Social Consequences of Skin Color in Brazil
A Colorstruck World: Skin Tone, Achievement, and Self-Esteem Among African American Women
The Latin Americanization of U.S. Race Relations: A New Pigmentocracy
Meanings of Skin Color: Race, Gender, Ethnic Class, and National Identity
Filipinos and the Color Complex: Ideal Asian Beauty
The Color of an Ideal Negro Beauty Queen: Miss Bronze 1961-1968
Caucasian, Coolie, Black, or White? Color and Race in the Indo-Caribbean Diaspora
The Dynamics of Color: Mestizaje, Racism, and Blackness in Veracruz, Mexico
Consuming Lightness: Modernity, Transnationalism, and Commodification
Skin Tone and the Persistence of Biological Race in Egg Donation for Assisted Reproduction
Fair Enough? Color and the Commodification of Self in Indian Matrimonials
Consuming Lightness: Segmented Markets and Global Capital in the Skin-Whitening Trade
Skin Lighteners in South Africa: Transnational Entanglements and Technologies of the Self
Countering Colorism: Legal Approaches
Multilayered Racism: Courts' Continued Resistance to Colorism Claims
The Case for Legal Recognition of Colorism Claims
Latinos at Work: When Color Discrimination Involves More Than Color
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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