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

Wendy Cheng


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 a moment in which Asian Americans and Latinas/os are becoming a significant presence in American suburbs, such dynamics illustrate the increasingly relevant role of middle-income, majority-nonwhite spaces to understanding racial formation in the twenty-first century. In particular, the development and assertion of an emergent multiracial, nonwhite identity points to the social, cultural, and polit ... More

Keywords: regional racial formation, nonwhite majority, multiracial identity, Asian American, Latinas/os, Mexican American, Chinese American, Suburbs, racial formation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679812
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Cheng, author
Assistant Professor, American Studies, Arizona State University