Challenging Multiracial Identity

Challenging Multiracial Identity

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Arguing that the multiracial movement and its academic supporters bolster, this work critically assesses the scholarship in support of multiracial identity.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 130 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 362.88g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588264246
  • 9781588264244

About Rainier Spencer

Rainier Spencer is director of the Afro-American Studies Program and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Expecting Excellence in the Field of Multiracial Identity Studies. Projection as Reality: Three Authors, Three Studies, One Problem. Psychobabble, Socioblather, and the Reinscription of the Pathology Paradigm. White Mothers, the Loving Legend, and Manufacturing a Biracial Baby Boom. Distinction Without Difference: The Insidious Argument for First-Generation Black/White Multiracial Identity. The Road Forward.show more

Review quote

"A hard-hitting critique of multiracial identity scholarship.... Challenging the most basic of assumptions, Spencer's book has the potential to raise the standards of an entire field of study." - Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois at Chicago "A brilliant book, well written, a breath of fresh air.... Spencer's careful analysis of research on multiracial identity is a prelude to hard-hitting ideas that will make the reader think." - Robert M Moore III, Frostburg State University What is multiracialism - and what are the theoretical consequences and practical costs of asserting a multiracial identity? Arguing that the multiracial movement bolsters, rather than subverts, traditional categories of race, Rainier Spencer critically assesses current scholarship in support of multiracial identity."show more