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The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

Melinda Mills

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Who is "multiracial"? And who decides? Addressing these two fundamental questions, Melinda Mills builds on the work of Heather Dalmage to explore the phenomenon—and consequences—of racial border patrolling by strangers, family members, friends, and even multiracial people themselves.    More >

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

A. Rafik Mohamed

What is it about basketball that makes it "the black man’s game"? And what about pickup basketball in particular: can it tell us something about the state of blackness in the United States? Reflecting on these questions, Rafik Mohamed presents pickup games as a text of the political, social, and economic struggles of African American men. In the process, he tells a story about    More >

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr.

As individuals who historically have faced multiple forms of oppression, queer people of color often find themselves struggling to "fit in." What impact does this have on their sociopolitical involvement within their communities of color? Within the queer community? And to what effect? Based on one of the largest surveys to date of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and Pacific    More >

Race and Justice: Wrongful Convictions of African American Men

Race and Justice: Wrongful Convictions of African American Men

Marvin D. Free, Jr. and Mitch Ruesink

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! In this investigation of some 350 wrongful convictions of African American men, Marvin Free and Mitch Ruesink critically examine how issues of race undercut the larger goals of our criminal justice system. Free and Ruesink expand the focus of wrongful conviction studies to include not only homicide, but also sexual assault, drug dealing, and nonviolent    More >

Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism

Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism

Darnell F. Hawkins, Jerome B. McKean, Norman A. White, and Christine Martin

What explains the well-documented racial disparities in rates of homicide and other acts of criminal violence in the United States? Critically confronting the conventional narratives that purport to answer this question, the authors of Roots of African American Violence offer an alternative framework—one that acknowledges the often hidden cultural diversity and within-race ethnocentrism    More >

Surviving Katrina: The Experiences of Low-Income African American Women

Surviving Katrina: The Experiences of Low-Income African American Women

Jessica Warner Pardee

Jessica Pardee documents and examines the experiences of low-income African American women during Hurricane Katrina to uncover the ways that race, class, and gender shape the experiences of disasters. Drawing on intimate interviews to explore the complex challenges that these women faced in the course of the hurricane and its aftermath, Pardee reveals how, with so few material resources, they    More >

 

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Caroline Wintersgill, LRP’s senior consulting editor in the UK, has been appointed senior teaching fellow in publishing studies at University College London.
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