ERIC Number: ED358178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Racially Mixed People in America.
Root, Maria P. P., Ed.
This book offers a comprehensive look at the social and psychological adjustment of multiracial 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 multiracial past and present. The following 26 papers are included: (1)"Within, Between, and Beyond Race" (M. Root); (2) "The Illogic of American Racial Categories" (P. Spickard); (3) "The Human Ecology of Multiracial Identity" (R. Miller); (4) "Developmental Pathways: Toward an Ecological Theoretical Formulation of Race Identity in Black-White Biracial Children" (D. Johnson); (5) "Mixed-Heritage Individuals: Ethnic Identity and Trait Characteristics" (C. Stephan); (6) "The Quiet Immigration: Foreign Spouses of U.S. Citizens, 1945-1985" (M. Thornton); (7) "Beauty and the Beast: On Racial Ambiguity" (C. Bradshaw); (8) "Passers and Pluralists: Subverting the Racial Divide" (G. Daniel); (9) "Blood Quantum: Native American Mixed Bloods" (T. Wilson); (10) "La Raza and the Melting Pot: A Comparative Look at Multiethnicity" (C. Fernandez); (11) "From Dust to Gold: The Vietnamese Amerasian Experience" (K. Valverde); (12) "An Invisible Monster: The Creation and Denial of Mixed-Race People in America" (C. Nakashima); (13) "Back to the Drawing Board: Methodological Issues in Research on Multiracial People" (M. Root); (14) "Identity Development in Biracial Children" (J. Jacobs); (15) "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Social Adjustment of Biracial Children" (A. Cauce and others); (16) "Negotiating Ethnic Identity: Issues for Black-White Biracial Adolescents" (J. Gibbs and A. Hines); (17) "Offspring of Cross-Race and Cross-Ethnic Marriages in Hawaii" (R. Johnson); (18) "Please Choose One: Ethnic Identity Choices for Biracial Individuals" (C. Hall); (19) "Interracial Japanese Americans: The Best of Both Worlds or the End of the Japanese American Community?" (A. Mass); (20) "Prism Lives: Identity of Binational Amerasians" (T. Williams); (21) "The Developmental Process of Asserting a Biracial, Bicultural Identity" (G. Kich); (22) "Is Multiracial Status Unique? The Personal and Social Experience" (M. Thornton); (23) "Coloring Outside the Lines" (C. Hall); (24) "Multicultural Identity and the Death of Stereotypes" (P. Nash); (25) "Beyond Black and White: The New Multiracial Consciousness" (G. Daniel); and (26) "From Shortcuts to Solutions" (M. Root). Contains over 450 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Coping, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Multiracial Persons, Population Trends, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Racial Identification, Social Science Research, United States History
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-4102-1, $19.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-4101-3).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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