Is Lighter Better

Author: Joanne L. Rondilla
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742554948
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Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." In other words, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the United States. Is Lighter Better? discusses this often-overlooked topic. Joanne L. Rondilla and Paul Spickard ask important questions such as: What are the colorism issues that operate in Asian American communities? Are they the same issues for all Asian Americans for women and for men, for immigrants and the American born, for Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, and other Asian Americans? Do they reflect a desire to look like White people, or is some other motive at work? Including numerous stories about and by people who have faced discrimination in their own lives, this book is an invaluable resource for people interested in colorism among Asian Americans."

Red and Yellow Black and Brown

Author: Joanne L. Rondilla
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813587328
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Red and Yellow, Black and Brown gathers together life stories and analysis by twelve contributors who express and seek to understand the often very different dynamics that exist for mixed race people who are not part white. The chapters focus on the social, psychological, and political situations of mixed race people who have links to two or more peoples of color— Chinese and Mexican, Asian and Black, Native American and African American, South Asian and Filipino, Black and Latino/a and so on. Red and Yellow, Black and Brown addresses questions surrounding the meanings and communication of racial identities in dual or multiple minority situations and the editors highlight the theoretical implications of this fresh approach to racial studies.

Beauty Unlimited

Author: Peggy Zeglin Brand
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253006422
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Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350663
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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales

Skin Deep

Author: Cedric Herring
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9781929011261
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Shattering the myth of the colorblind society, this collection of essays is a revealing examination of the ways skin tone inequality operates in America.

Color Matters

Author: Kimberly Jade Norwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131781956X
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In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of lighter skin tones over darker occurs within racial and ethnic groups as well as between them. While America has made progress in issues of race over the past decades, discrimination on the basis of color continues to be a constant and often unremarked part of life. In Color Matters, Kimberly Jade Norwood has collected the most up-to-date research on this insidious form of discrimination, including perspectives from the disciplines of history, law, sociology, and psychology. Anchored with historical chapters that show how the influence and legacy of slavery have shaped the treatment of skin color in American society, the contributors to this volume bring to light the ways in which colorism affects us all--influencing what we wear, who we see on television, and even which child we might pick to adopt. Sure to be an eye-opening collection for anyone curious about how race and color continue to affect society, Color Matters provides students of race in America with wide-ranging overview of a crucial topic.

Notorious in the Neighborhood

Author: Joshua D. Rothman
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807827681
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Provides a history of interracial sexual relationships during the era of slavery.

Same Family Different Colors

Author: Lori L. Tharps
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807071080
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Colorism is a topic people of color are reluctant to talk about, but Lori L. Tharps investigates this difficult subject with grace, humility and inclusiveness. Through historical context and frank personal stories, Same Family, Different Colors creates a powerful mediation on what so often goes unsaid even in the closest of families. With its fascinating multicultural focus, there's something here for everyone to learn about themselves, and others. --Publisher's description.

Struggle for Ethnic Identity

Author: Pyong Gap Min
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761990673
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Essays discuss cultural conflicts, identifying with all-Asian American or larger groups, biculturalism, weakening ties to the ancestral culture, and other responses

Global Mixed Race

Author: Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814770479
Format: PDF
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Patterns of migration and the forces of globalization have brought the issues of mixed race to the public in far more visible, far more dramatic ways than ever before.a Global Mixed Race aexamines the contemporary experiences of people of mixed descent in nations around the world, moving beyond US borders to explore the dynamics of racial mixing and multiple descent in Zambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Okinawa, Australia, and New Zealand.a In particular, the volumeOCOs editors ask: how have new global flows of ideas, goods, and people affected the lives and social placements of people of mixed descent?a Thirteen original chapters address the ways mixed-race individuals defy, bolster, speak, and live racial categorization, paying attention to the ways that these experiences help us think through how we see and engage with social differences. The contributors also highlight how mixed-race people can sometimes be used as emblems of multiculturalism, and how these identities are commodified within global capitalism while still considered by some as not pure or inauthentic. A strikingly original study, a Global Mixed Race acarefully and comprehensively considers the many different meanings of racial mixedness."