As the racial hierarchy shifts and inequality between Americans widens, it is important to understand the impact of social class on the rapidly growing multiracial population. Multiracial Americans and Social Class is the first book on multiracial Americans to do so and fills a noticeable void in a growing market. In this book, noted scholars examine the impact of social class on the racial identity of multiracial Americans, in highly readable essays, from a range of sociological perspectives. In doing so, they answer the following questions: Who is multiracial? How does class influence racial identity? How does social class status vary among multiracial populations? Do you need to be middle class in order to be an "honorary white"? What is the relationship between social class, culture, and race? How does the influence of social class compare across multiracial backgrounds? What are multiracial Americans' explanations for racial inequality in the United States? Multiracial Americans and Social Class is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and academics in the fields of sociology, race and ethnic studies, social stratification, race relations, and cultural studies.
Book Cover Title Copyright Contents Illustrations Tables Contributors Foreword Part I: Who are multiracial Americans? 1 Multiracial Americans and social class 2 In-between racial status, mobility, and the promise of assimilation: Irish, Italians yesterday, Latinos and Asians today 3 "What's class got to do with it?": Images and discourses on race and class in interracial relationships 4 Social class, racial/ethnic identity, and the psychology of "choice" 5 Stability and change in the racial identities of multiracial adolescents Part II: Culture, class, racial identity, and blame 6 Country clubs and hip-hop thugs: Examining the role of social class and culture in shaping racial identity 7 Language, power, and the performance of race and class 8 Black and White in movies: Portrayals of Black-White biracial characters in movies 9 Who is really to blame?: Biracial perspectives on inequality in America Part III: Social class, demographic, and cultural characteristics 10 Multiracial Asian Americans: Social class, demographic, and cultural characteristics 11 A group in flux: Multiracial American Indians and the social construction of race 12 Appearance and social class: An in-depth look at multiracial Hispanic youth Part IV: Social class, racial identities, and racial hierarchies 13 Social class and multiracial groups: What can we learn from large surveys? 14 The "one drop" rule through a multiracial lens: Examining the roles of race and class in the racial classification of the children of partially Black parents 15 "It's not that simple": Multiraciality, models, and social hierarchy Index.
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Print version: Korgen, Kathleen Odell Multiracial Americans and Social Class