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Doing Race

A collection of new essays by an interdisciplinary team of authors that gives a comprehensive introduction to race and ethnicity. Doing Race focuses on race and ethnicity in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Going to school and work, renting an apartment or buying a house, watching television, voting, listening to music, reading books and newspapers, attending religious services, and going to the doctor are all everyday activities that are influenced by assumptions about who counts, whom to trust, whom to care about, whom to include, and why. Race and ethnicity are powerful precisely because they organize modern society and play a large role in fueling violence around the globe. Doing Race is targeted to undergraduates; it begins with an introductory essay and includes original essays by well-known scholars. Drawing on the latest science and scholarship, the collected essays emphasize that race and ethnicity are not things that people or groups have or are, but rather sets of actions that people do. Doing Race provides compelling evidence that we are not yet in a "post-race" world and that race and ethnicity matter for everyone. Since race and ethnicity are the products of human actions, we can do them differently. Like studying the human genome or the laws of economics, understanding race and ethnicity is a necessary part of a twenty first century education.
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Preface 1. Paula M. L. Moya and Hazel Rose Markus Doing Race: An Introduction 1. Paula M. L. Moya and Hazel Rose Markus What race and ethnicity are, how they work, and why achieving a just society requires us to take account of them Part I: Inventing Race and Ethnicity How race is made real through governmental policies, scientific research, and medical marketing Defining Race and Ethnicity: The Constitution, the Court, and the Census 1. C. Matthew Snipp, Sociology Models of American Ethnic Relations: Hierarchy, Assimilation, and Pluralism 1. George Fredrickson, History The Biology of Ancestry: DNA, Genomic Variation, and Race 1. Marcus W. Feldman, Biology Which Differences Make a Difference? Race, Health, and DNA 1. Barbara Koenig, Medical Anthropology Part II: Racing Difference The historically specific but universal processes by which difference becomes understood, via race, as inferiority The Jew as the Original ?Other': Difference, Antisemitism, and Race 1. Aron Rodrigue, History Knowing the ?Other': Arabs, Islam, and the West 1. Joel Beinin, History Eternally Foreign: Asian Americans, History, and Race 1. Gordon H. Chang, History A Thoroughly Modern Concept: Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and the State 1. Norman M. Naimark, History Part III: Institutionalizing Difference How race organizes what we know, where we live, how we are educated, who we punish Race in the News: Stereotypes, Political Campaigns, and Market-Based Journalism 1. Shanto Iyengar, Communication and Political Science Going Back to Compton: Real Estate, Racial Politics, and Black-Brown Relations 1. Albert M. Camarillo, History Structured for Failure: Race, Resources, and Student Achievement 1. Linda Darling-Hammond, Education Racialized Mass Incarceration: Poverty, Prejudice, and Punishment 1. Lawrence D. Bobo and Victor Thompson, Sociology Part IV: Racing Identity How race and ethnicity shape how we see, how we act, and who we are Who Am I? Race, Ethnicity, and Identity 1. Hazel Rose Markus, Psychology In the Air Between Us: Stereotypes, Identity, and Achievement 1. Claude M. Steele, Psychology Ways of Being White: Privilege, Stigma, and Transcendence 1. Monica McDermott, Sociology Enduring Racial Associations: African Americans, Crime, and Animal Imagery 1. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Psychology We're Honoring You Dude: Myths, Mascots, and American Indians 1. Stephanie Fryberg and Alisha Watts, Psychology Part V: Re-presenting Reality The singular and powerful role of the arts in challenging racial inequality by imagining alternate worlds Another Way to Be: Women of Color, Literature, and Myth 1. Paula M. L. Moya, English Hiphop and Race: Blackness, Language, and Creativity 1. Marcyliena Morgan and Dawn-Elissa Fischer, African and African American Studies and Africana Studies The ?Ethno-Ambiguo Hostility Syndrome': Mixed-Race, Identity, and Popular Culture 1. Michele Elam, English ?We wear the mask': Performance, Social Dramas, and Race 1. Harry Elam, Drama

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