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Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America Paperback – December 9, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0742560550 ISBN-10: 0742560554 Edition: Second Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Second Edition edition (December 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0742560554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0742560550
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,844,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beyond Black is a theoretically innovative and methodologically perceptive analysis of how race is understood, interpreted, and managed in the post-Civil Rights United States. Through their interdisciplinary approach, Brunsma and Rockquemore create a standout book in multiracial literature. Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America is essential reading for understanding race. (France Winddance Twine, professor of sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance o)

Brunsma and Rockquemore deliver a powerful and pioneering work that sets the standard for research on multiracial people. Beyond Black challenges the reader to confront the complexities of multiracial identity and acknowledge the larger racial picture. (Erica Chito Childs, assistant professor of sociology at Hunter College, CUNY and author ofNavigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Th)

To anyone pondering what boxes to check when the census arrives on their doorstep, Beyond Black offers a provocative analysis of the meaning of "race" in the United States, the social construction of racial categories and biracial identities, and the complex contexts that shape them. Deeply considered and well researched, Beyond Black is recommended reading for students, scholars and policymakers alike. (Rubén G. Rumbaut, professor of sociology, University of California, Irvine and coauthor of Immigrant America: A Portrait and Legacies: The Story o)

About the Author

Kerry Ann Rockquemore is associate professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and coauthor of Raising Biracial Children. David L. Brunsma is associate professor of sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and coeditor of The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe.

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By Pen Name on May 20, 2012
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Contextually perfect for a paper I was writing and is a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and found it very appealing to my interests in the intricacies of race.
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