International perspectives on racial and ethnic mixedness and mixing

Edwards, Rosalind, Ali, Suki, Caballero, Chamion and Song, Miri (eds.) (2012) International perspectives on racial and ethnic mixedness and mixing, London, United Kingdom, Routledge, 194pp. (Relationships and Resources).


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People from a ‘mixed’ or ‘inter’ racial and ethnic background, and people partnering and parenting across different racial and ethnic backgrounds, are of increasing political, public and intellectual interest internationally. Contributors to this interdisciplinary collection interrogate notions of mixedness and mixing, and challenge stereotypical assumptions. They advance debates in the field through illuminating the complexity of specific historical trajectories, administrative practices and lived experience.

Recurrent themes woven throughout the chapters include:

•boundaries and categorisation in terms of administration and government, and also of lived experience
•the explicit and implicit politics of mixedness and mixing in terms of nation state interests, agenda and policies, as well as ‘on the ground’ social relations
•the ways that mixedness and mixing shift in meaning and implications across time and place, shaped by different national, regional and or local contexts.
This volume shows that who is and is not ‘mixed’ is contested and understandings of mixedness and mixing, however conceived, need to be situated in the larger complex of ideas about race and its classification. International Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Mixedness and Mixing is an invaluable book for students and scholars of race and ethnicity

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780415598040 (hardback)
9780203118344 (electronic)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Sociology & Social Policy
ePrint ID: 343291
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
May 2012Published
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:34
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-451-26-0522)
Led by: Rosalind Edwards
1 November 2008 to 30 June 2010

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