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Mixed Messages

The cover of the book Mixed Messages
Subtitle Multiracial Identities in the "Color-Blind" Era
Publisher Lynne Rienner Pub
EAN/ISBN 978-1588263728
Release Date 2006-1-10
Editor(s) David Brunsma
Summary This volume is dedicated to understanding how the existence, experiences, and voices of multiracial individuals are rearticulating categorizations of race and altering the meaning of racial identity. Bunsma (sociology and black studies, U. of Missouri) has organized the 20 contributions into four sections that correspond to the following dimensions of the subject: the historical, present, and future structural and cultural racial hierarchy in the US and how racial identities rearticulate shifting color lines; the ways that groups, movements, institutions, and the state use multiraciality to expand, redraw, rearticulate, and commodify racial boundaries and their meanings; how the socialization processes in (largely interracial) families translate shifting racial formations and changing meanings of race into ideologies of identity for mixed-race children; and models of how race, interraciality, and multiraciality are negotiated in context. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)