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Academic ProfilingLatinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and ... More

The American Dream in Vietnamese

The American Dream in Vietnamese

Nhi T. Lieu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using research on popular culture of the Vietnamese diaspora, this book explores how people displaced by war reconstruct cultural identity in the aftermath of migration. Embracing American democratic ... More

A Black Communist in the Freedom StruggleThe Life of Harry Haywood

A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Harry Haywood

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Mustering out of the U.S. army in 1919, Harry Haywood stepped into a battle that was to last the rest of his life. Within months, he found himself in the middle of one of the bloodiest race riots in ... More

Brown ThreatIdentification in the Security State

Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State

Kumarini Silva

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900021
eISBN:
9781452955179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Brown Threat makes a critical intervention in U.S based race studies. The book positions a category of ‘brown’ identification (along side identity) as a form of organizing race and racialized ... More

Care of the SpeciesRaces of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity

Care of the Species: Races of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity

John Hartigan Jr.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816685301
eISBN:
9781452958750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Care of the Species contributes to debates about the concept of species through vivid ethnography, examining infrastructures of care—labs and gardens in Spain and Mexico—where plant scientists ... More

The Changs Next Door to the DíazesRemapping Race in Suburban California

The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Wendy Cheng

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book examines how the everyday experiences of residents of a multiracial, “majority-minority,” suburban area in Southern California shape distinctive notions of race, privilege, and belonging. At ... More

Chicago Hustle and FlowGangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Geoff Harkness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Police immediately began investigating the connections ... More

A Chosen People, a Promised LandMormonism and Race in Hawai'i

A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Hokulani K. Aikau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Christianity figured prominently in the imperial and colonial exploitation and dispossession of indigenous peoples worldwide, yet many indigenous people embrace Christian faith as part of their ... More

Civil RacismThe 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout

Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout

Lynn Mie Itagaki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699209
eISBN:
9781452954257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699209.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Racial Burnout: The 1992 Los Angeles “Riots” and the Crisis of Civil Racism examines cultural responses to the riots through the aesthetics and politics of the post-civil rights era and argues that ... More

Civil Rights ChildhoodPicturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Katharine Capshaw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Civil Rights Childhood shifts critical attention towards the qualities in black children's lives that received photographic attention during their day but that have faded from memory of the civil ... More

Death Beyond DisavowalThe Impossible Politics of Difference

Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book utilizes “difference” as theorized by women of color feminists to analyse works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary ... More

From Orphan to AdopteeU.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

SooJin Pate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since the 1950s, more than 100,000 Korean children have been adopted by predominantly white Americans; they were orphans of the Korean War, or so the story went. But begin the story earlier, as this ... More

Identity ComplexMaking the Case for Multiplicity

Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Michael Hames-García

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In seemingly exhaustive arguments about identity as a category of analysis, we have made a critical error—one that this book sets out to correct in this revisionary look at the making and meaning of ... More

Imperfect UnionsStaging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Diana Rebekkah Paulin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670987
eISBN:
9781452947204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670987.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. The text ... More

Inhuman CitizenshipTraumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature

Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature

Juliana Chang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674435
eISBN:
9781452947020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674435.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book claims that literary representations of Asian American domesticity may be understood as symptoms of America’s relationship to its national fantasies and to the “jouissance”—a Lacanian term ... More

Measuring ManhoodRace and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Melissa N. Stein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Measuring Manhood describes how race became the purview of science and the processes by which race was constructed as a biological phenomenon with far-reaching social, cultural, and political ... More

Model Immigrants and Undesirable AliensThe Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s

Christina Gerken

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674725
eISBN:
9781452947051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book focuses on the watershed political events of 1995-96. During this period, President Bill Clinton signed into law three pieces of legislation that have had a significant impact on the lives ... More

Native American DNATribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science

Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science

Kim TallBear

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665853
eISBN:
9781452946511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665853.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Native American DNA is not simply found in bodies, both living and dead, and in hi-tech laboratories. Drawing from history, genome science, ethnography, textual and policy analysis, TallBear shows ... More

Nobody Is Supposed to KnowBlack Sexuality on the Down Low

Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low

C. Riley Snorton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since the early 2000s, the phenomenon of the “down low”—black men who have sex with men as well as women and do not identify as gay, queer, or bisexual—has exploded in news media and popular culture, ... More

Represent and DestroyRationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

Jodi Melamed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674244
eISBN:
9781452947426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674244.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In the global convulsions in the aftermath of World War II, one dominant world racial order broke apart and a new one emerged. This story portrays the postwar racial break as a transition from white ... More

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