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The Ethics of Transracial Adoption
Hawley Fogg-Davis
Transracial adoption is one of the most contentious issues in adoption politics and in the politics of race more generally. Some who support transracial adoption use a theory of colorblindness, while many who oppose it draw a causal connection...



Callaloo or Tossed Salad?
East Indians and the Cultural Politics of Identity in Trinidad
Viranjini Munasinghe, Viranjini P. Munasinghe
Callaloo or Tossed Salad? is a historical and ethnographic case study of the politics of cultural struggle between two traditionally subordinate ancestral groups in Trinidad, those claiming African and Indian descent. Viranjini Munasinghe argues...



The Affirmative Action Empire
Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923–1939
Terry Martin
The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and establishing for them many of the institutional forms...



Medicalizing Ethnicity
The Construction of Latino Identity in a Psychiatric Setting
Vilma Santiago-Irizarry
In Medicalizing Ethnicity, Vilma Santiago-Irizarry shows how commendable intentions can produce unintended consequences. Santiago-Irizarry conducted ethnographic fieldwork in three bilingual, bicultural psychiatric programs for Latino patients...



Modern Hatreds
The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War
Stuart J. Kaufman
What is it about ethnicity that breaks countries apart and drives people to acts of savage violence against their lifelong neighbors? Stuart Kaufman finds the roots of ethnic violence in myths and symbols, the stories ethnic groups tell about who they...



Speaking of Slavery
Color, Ethnicity, and Human Bondage in Italy
Steven A. Epstein
The language of slavery is the last but steep price any society must pay for having tolerated the institution and profited from it.... The hypocrisies, the racism, the sexism, the brutality bound up with the daily practice of slavery live on...



Cultural Pluralism and Dilemmas of Justice
Monique Deveaux
How should democratic societies define justice for cultural minority groups, and how might such justice be secured? This book is a nuanced and judicious response to a critical issue in political theory—the challenge of according equal respect...



The Evidence of Things Not Said
James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy
Lawrie Balfour
The Evidence of Things Not Said employs the rich essays of James Baldwin to interrogate the politics of race in American democracy. Lawrie Balfour advances the political discussion of Baldwin's work, and regards him as a powerful political...



The Colonial Unconscious
Race and Culture in Interwar France
Elizabeth Ezra
France between the two World Wars was pervaded by representations of its own colonial power, expressed forcefully in the human displays at the expositions coloniales, films starring Josephine Baker, and the short stories of Paul Morand, and...



The Future of Us All
Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City
Roger Sanjek
Before the next century is out, Americans of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry will outnumber those of European origin. In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the 1970s, and the area's...



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