From the Back Cover
"Doing Race provides a sane and balanced guide to the debates over race that shows how race continues to determine our social lives even though race itself is a complex process undergoing constant change. Moya and Markus's introduction is also invaluable for teaching, with helpful analyses of typical conversations about race that offer critiques with a light touch." -Linda Martin Alcoff, Hunter College
"This stunningly comprehensive and accessible volume covers all the bases. Engaging the essays as a whole, we come to realize, understand, and appreciate how race can be simultaneously a matter of identity, structural inequality, representation, and performance." -Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeley
"The editors' introduction provides an important theoretical scaffolding that alone is worth the price of the volume; however, when in concert with the essays that follow, the result is an instant classic, one that will reverberate across disciplines for years to come." -Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine
"Students who have not thought much about race, especially about their own race, will find this work to be a non-threatening introduction to the many ways that we unwittingly 'do race' to one another, often without awareness or intention. The diversity of perspectives offered in the essays, however, also guarantees that even the most serious race scholars will learn quite a bit from Doing Race." -Jennifer A. Richeson, Northwestern University
About the Author
Paula M. L. Moya is Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University and coeditor of "Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism "(California, 2000).