Skin Deep How Race and Complexion Matter in the Color-Blind Era

ISBN-10: 1929011261

ISBN-13: 9781929011261

Edition: 2004

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"Shattering the myth of the color-blind society, the essays in Skin Deep examine skin tone stratification in America, which affects relations not only among different races and ethnic groups but also among members of individual ethnicities. Written by some of the nation's leading thinkers on race and colorism, these essays ask whether skin tone differentiation is imposed upon communities of color from the outside or is an internally-driven process aided and abetted by community members themselves. They also question whether the stratification process is the same for African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans.Skin Deep addresses such issues as the relationship between skin tone and self esteem, marital patterns, interracial relationships, socioeconomic attainment, and family racial identity and composition. The essays also grapple with emerging issues such as biracialism, color-blind racism, and 21st century notions of race. "
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Chicago Distribution Center
Publication date: 7/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Verna M. Keith is Chair of the Department of Sociology at Arizona State University and a co-editor of In and Out of Our Right Minds: African American Women's Mental Health.

Hayward Derrick Horton is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany (SUNY) and coauthor of Rebuilding Black Communities: Black Community Development in Contemporary America. He is the former Chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on Race and Ethnic Minorities.

Skin Deep: Race and Complexion in the "Color-Blind" Era
Light, Bright, and Almost White: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Light Skin
Copper Brown and Blue Black: Colorism and Self Evaluation
For Richer, For Poorer, Whether Dark or Light: Skin Tone, Marital Status, and Spouse's Earnings
"Mama, Are You Brown?": Multiracial Families and the Color Line
Beyond Black?: The Reflexivity of Appearances in Racial Identification Among Black/White Biracials
Skin Tone, Class, and Racial Attitudes Among African Americans
Toward a Critical Demography of Neo-Mulattoes: Structural Change and Diversity Within the Black Population
Demystifying Color-Blind Ideology: Denying Race, Ignoring Racial Inequalities
Race South of the Equator: Reexamining the Intersection of Color and Class in Brazil
From Biracial to Tri-Racial: The Emergence of a New Racial Stratification System in the United States
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