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Multiracial Americans and Social Class

The Influence of Social Class on Racial Identity

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As the racial hierarchy shifts and inequality between Americans widens, it is important to understand the impact of social class on the rapidly growing multiracial population. Multiracial Americans and Social Class is the first book on multiracial Americans to do so and fills a noticeable void in a growing market. In this book, noted scholars examine the impact of social class on the racial identity of multiracial Americans, in highly readable essays, from a range of sociological perspectives. In doing so, they answer the following questions: Who is multiracial? How does class influence racial identity? How does social class status vary among multiracial populations? Do you need to be middle class in order to be an "honorary white"? What is the relationship between social class, culture, and race? How does the influence of social class compare across multiracial backgrounds? What are multiracial Americans' explanations for racial inequality in the United States? Multiracial Americans and Social Class is a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and academics in the fields of sociology, race and ethnic studies, social stratification, race relations, and cultural studies.

Author Biography

Kathleen Odell Korgen is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. She is the author of Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships between Black and White Americans (2002) and From Black to Biracial: Transforming Racial Identity among Americans (1998, 1999). She is also the co-author and editor of The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community (2010) and Contemporary Readings in Sociology (2008).
Release date Australia
April 21st, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Kathleen Odell Korgen
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Halftones, black and white; 22 Tables, black and white; 11 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
230
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9780415483971
Product ID
4143254

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