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ERIC Number: ED454105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-24
Pages: 6
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On What Is Found There.
Wallace, Kendra R.
The expanding body of research on children and adults born to interracial/ethnic couples is in response, no doubt, to the changing demographics of the past three decades. This paper discusses the epistemological shift caused by these demographic changes. Many of the studies conducted since the 1980s on the contemporary experiences of mixed heritage people began to compromise the modernist grip over widely accepted theories of racial and ethnic identity development. At the close of the 1990s an unprecedented number of works can be seen as forming a polyvocal genre addressing the question of mixed heritage. Researchers working at the interface of culture and race are trying to frame some of the core methodological, ethical, and political issues they encounter. Like previous scholars who conducted critical research on racial and ethnic minority groups, today's scholars face similar dilemmas as they try to represent the lives of people whose experiences are prone to distortion by stereotype. And for researchers who seek to examine culture and race among students of recently mixed backgrounds, the challenges become profound. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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