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The Resource Raiding the gene pool : the social construction of mixed race, Jill Olumide

Raiding the gene pool : the social construction of mixed race, Jill Olumide

Label
Raiding the gene pool : the social construction of mixed race
Title
Raiding the gene pool
Title remainder
the social construction of mixed race
Statement of responsibility
Jill Olumide
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"High profile 'mixed race' stars like Tiger Woods have brought the politics of identity into the mainstream. Jill Olumide argues that we must examine the contradictions inherent in the term 'mixed race' in order to reach a fuller understanding of the variety in human experience and identity." "Olumide demonstates that there are distinctive features of mixed race experience that span time and place. By comparing contemporary experiences of mixed race, collected through a series of interviews and workshops, with those of past populations in different parts of the world, she explains how its meaning alters with national boundary, historical context, class, gender and ethnicity. Showing how different communities are linked by social ambiguity, dependency and the denial of social space, she reveals that mixed race is essentially a conditional state. The underlying ideology that defines each community is therefore subject to frequent transformation in the face of social, economic and political change." "As mixed race groups across the world call for the right of self-definition, this book reveals that it is through understanding the plurality of the category of mixed race that we are best able to transcend the idea of 'race' and challenge the racial axes of social division. The book includes an examination of the folklore around racism and anti-racism, and the agencies through which ideologies of race are propagated, including social welfare groups, religious groups, scientific texts, and the family."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olumide, Jill
Dewey number
305.8
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1523
LC item number
.O45 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • Race
  • Racially mixed people
Label
Raiding the gene pool : the social construction of mixed race, Jill Olumide
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-204) and index
Contents
A spell to make them balance : introduction -- The hall of mirrors : structures of power -- Parallel fictions : writing about mixed race -- Changing illusions : some excerpts from the history of mixed race -- Behind the facade : race mixing -- The balancing act : race separating -- The foundation of order : social origins of mixed race -- Communities to conjure with : concluding remarks
Control code
47767308
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 p. :
Isbn
9780745317656
Lccn
2001004855
Label
Raiding the gene pool : the social construction of mixed race, Jill Olumide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-204) and index
Contents
A spell to make them balance : introduction -- The hall of mirrors : structures of power -- Parallel fictions : writing about mixed race -- Changing illusions : some excerpts from the history of mixed race -- Behind the facade : race mixing -- The balancing act : race separating -- The foundation of order : social origins of mixed race -- Communities to conjure with : concluding remarks
Control code
47767308
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 p. :
Isbn
9780745317656
Lccn
2001004855

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