"New Faces in a Changing America is a comprehensive, penetrating, authoritative, and provocative examination of what it means to be multiracial in this country. With contributions by the leading thinkers, activists, and researchers on the subject, it admirably links theory and the powerful lived experiences of mixed-race people. This book will be the most important reference source on the subject for many years." -- James P. Allen, California State University, Northridge New Faces in a Changing America examines the multiracial experience, its history and the political issues and consequences surrounding biracial and multiracial identity, bringing together top names in the field to give readers cutting edge views and insights gained from contemporary research.

Multiracial Identity in Global Perspective1: The United States, Brazil, and South Africa

Multiracial identity in global perspective1: The United States, Brazil, and South Africa
G. ReginaldDanielUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

White Over Black: The Comparative-Historical Dimension

The Dichotomous Racial Hierarchy

The issues surrounding multiracial identity in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa are not limited to the experience of individuals of predominantly African and European descent. Moreover, during the past decade, the black/white paradigm for understanding racial formation has been challenged as inadequate. Nevertheless, there are several reasons for focusing on the significance of multiracial identity as it relates to the social construction of blackness.2 First, the history of African slavery and the unique legacy of attitudes and policies that crystallized around individuals of African descent in Brazil, ...

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