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Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism

Habiba Ibrahim


This book argues that the emergence of multiracialism during the 1990s was determined by underlying and unacknowledged gender norms. Opening with a germinal moment for multiracialism—the seemingly massive and instantaneous popular appearance of Tiger Woods in 1997—this book examines how the shifting status of racial hero for both black and multiracial communities makes sense only by means of an account of masculinity. The book looks across historical events and memoirs (beginning with the Loving v. Virginia case in 1967 when miscegenation laws were struck down) to reveal that gender was the st ... More

Keywords: multiracialism, gender norms, Tiger Woods, racial hero, masculinity, multiracial politics, racial tabulation, personhood, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679171
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Habiba Ibrahim, author

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