Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods

Author: John H Stanfield II
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315420880
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This collection of original work demonstrates the new ways in which particular research methodologies are used, valued and critiqued in the field of race and ethnic studies. Contributing authors discuss the ways in which their personal and professional histories and experiences lead them to select and use particular methodologies over the course of their careers. They then provide the intellectual histories, strengths and weaknesses of these methods as applied to issues of race and ethnicity and discuss the ethical, practical, and epistemological issues that have influenced and challenged their methodological principles and applications. Through these rigorous self-examinations, this text presents a dynamic example of how scholars engage both research methodologies and issues of social justice and ethics. This volume is a successor to Stanfield’s landmark Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods.

Discourse Power and Resistance Down Under

Author: Mark Vicars
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462090378
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This edited collection is an eclectic and provocative volume taken from presentations that reflect the scholarship of the inaugural AQR/ DPR Down Under conference that was held in Cairns in 2011 in Australia. This was a ground-breaking conference that brought together scholars, researchers and practitioners from across Australia, UK, Japan, Italy, Finland, New Zealand, Luxembourg, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Tanzania and Mexico. The theme of the conference represented at the conference and in this volume was that of: Politicizing Qualitative Research. Delegates presented papers that sought to challenge research practices that too often can delegitimize Other ways of knowing. Confronting, disrupting and resisting the epistemological ‘common sense’ way of doing research within the academy can be a risky business and is often a fraught and contested endeavor. However, as the papers in this volume illustrate, contestation promises opportunities for re-perceiving, re-interpreting, and productively disrupting the orthodoxies of disciplinarity. – ‘Many thanks to Ignacio Rojas whose patient assistance and expertise as an artist in designing the cover proved invaluable in bringing this book to print.’

Race and ethnicity in research methods

Author: John H. Stanfield
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Studying across race and ethnic lines creates many problems for the researcher. These problems involve practical, strategic, ethical, and epistemological questions alike. The contributors to Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods, most of them scholars of color, examine the array of methods used in quantitative, qualitative, and comparative/historical research to show how ethnic-sensitive research can best be carried out. Among the methodological traditions discussed are survey research, demography, testing and assessment, ethnography, discourse analysis, comparative methods, and archival research. Of interest not only to the researcher and instructor of race and ethnic studies, this volume should be of equal value to social scientists interested in teaching or practicing any form of research that needs to properly address issues of race and ethnicity. "This comprehensive guide will be an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches and/or is engaged in research in the field of race and ethnicity." --Behavioural Psychotherapy "I highly recommend this volume for those researchers who are genuinely interested in producing better and more creative solutions to some of the issues and problems involving racial and ethnic minority groups." --Journal of Marketing Research "In Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods, John H. Stanfield II and Rutledge M. Dennis call for serious and rigorous treatment of the subject which sheds the journalistic style, narrow focus, and cultural bias of much of past research. . . . They bring together 13 articles that reveal the rich diversity of methods available for researching ethnic groups and ethnic relations. . . . There is a healthy dose of multidisciplinarity. . . . The book is essential for U.S. race and ethnic researchers who seek to avoid the narrowness and pitfalls of much past research. I would recommend this book for research seminars on race and ethnic relations specifically and for general methodology courses which seek to present the diversity of approaches to sociological issues." --Contemporary Sociology "This book contains essays that will stimulate much discussion among scholars while providing practical, ethical, and strategic methodological considerations for conducting research across racial and ethnic lines." --Nursing Research

The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology

Author: Earl Wright II
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317044029
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology provides the most up to date exploration and analysis of research focused on Blacks in America. Beginning with an examination of the project of Black Sociology, it offers studies of recent events, including the ‘Stand Your Ground’ killing of Trayvon Martin, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on emerging adults, and efforts to change voting requirements that overwhelmingly affect Blacks, whilst engaging with questions of sexuality and family life, incarceration, health, educational outcomes and racial wage disparities. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’s charge of engaging in objective research that has a positive impact on society, and organised around the themes of Social Inequities, Blacks and Education, Blacks and Health and Future Directions, this timely volume brings together the latest interdisciplinary research to offer a broad overview of the issues currently faced by Blacks in United States. A timely, significant research guide that informs readers on the social, economic and physical condition of Blacks in America, and proposes directions for important future research. The Ashgate Research Companion will appeal to policy makers and scholars of Africana Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Politics, with interests in questions of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, social inequalities, health and education.

Researching Race and Ethnicity

Author: Yasmin Gunaratnam
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761972877
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Drawing upon ethnographic research, the author uses detailed case study examples to show how race and ethnicity is produced, negotiated and resisted in qualitative research encounters.

Ethnic Options

Author: Mary C. Waters
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520070837
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"Mary Waters' admirable study of Americans' ethnic choices produces a rich social-scientific yield. Its theoretical interest derives from the American irony that while ethnicity is 'supposed to be' ascribed, many Americans are active in choosing and making their ethnic memberships and identities. The monograph is simultaneously objective and attentive to subjective meaning, simultaneously quantitative and qualitative, and simultaneously sociological and psychological. Her research problems are well-conceived, and her findings important and well-documented. As ethnicity and race continue in their high salience in American society and politics, sound social-scientific studies like this one are all the more valuable."--Neil Smelser, co-editor of The Social Importance of Self-Esteem "One of the most sensible and elegant books about ethnicity in the United States that has ever been my great pleasure to read."--Andrew M. Greeley, University of Chicago "Skilled in both demographic and interviewing methods, Mary Waters makes ethnicity in contemporary America come alive. We learn how people construct their identities, and why. This is sociological research at its very best, and will be of interest to policy makers and educated Americans as well as to students and scholars in several disciplines."--Theda Skocpol, Harvard University "Perhaps the most intriguing question in the study of the 'old (European) immigration" is how the 4th, 5th and later generations who are the offspring of several intermarriages are choosing their ethnic identities from the several available to them. Professor Waters' clever mix of quantitative and qualitative research has produced some thoughtful and eminently sensible answers to that question, making her book required reading for students of ethnicity. Her work should also interest general readers concerned with their or their children's ethnic identity--or just curious about this yet little known variety of American pluralism."--Herbert J. Gans, Columbia University "Waters has produced a work with broad theoretical implications. The title . . . may be regarded as one of the first serious attempts to understand the dynamics of postmodern societies. Waters shows that ethnicity becomes transformed from as ascriptive into an achieved status, a voluntary construction of individual identity and group solidarity. Waters also shows that, in America at least, this increased flexibility is unavailable to racial minorities."--Jeffrey C. Alexander, University of California, Los Angeles "A theoretically informed and theoretically driven fine-grained analysis pooling ideas and issues in both ethnography and demography."--Stanley Lieberson, Harvard University "Thanks to Ethnic Options we have a much better understanding of the social and cultural significance of responses to the ancestry question on the 1980 census. By combining in-depth interviews with analysis of census data, Mary Waters puts flesh on the demographic bare bones. Her findings suggest that ethnicity is becoming less an ascribed trait, fixed at birth, than an 'option' that depends on circumstance, whim, and increasingly, the ethnicity of one's spouse."--Stephen Steinberg, author of The Ethnic Myth

Rethinking Ethnicity

Author: Richard Jenkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473902983
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"A welcome and brilliantly crafted overview of this field. It represents a major advance in our understanding of how ethnicity works in specific social and cultural contexts. The second edition will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers alike." - John Solomos, City University, London The first edition of Rethinking Ethnicity quickly established itself as a popular text for students of ethnicity and ethnic relations. This fully revised and updated second edition adds new material on globalization and the recent debates about whether ethnicity matters and ethnic groups actually exist. While ethnicity - as a social construct - is imagined, its effects are far from imaginary. Jenkins draws on specific examples to demonstrate the social mechanisms that construct ethnicity and the consequences for people's experience. Drawing upon rich case study material, the book discusses such issues as: the 'myth' of the plural society; postmodern notions of difference; the relationship between ethnicity, 'race' and nationalism; ideology; language; violence and religion; and the everyday construction of national identity.

Black Reflective Sociology

Author: John H. Stanfield
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1598746472
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John H. Stanfield II, the leading contemporary Black sociologist of knowledge, distills decades of his research and thinking in a set of articles—some original to the volume, others from fugitive sources—that address race in the formation of epistemologies, theories, and methodologies in social science. Stanfield’s contributions to the discipline, such as the adoption of restorative justice as an anti-racism solution in multiracial societies and the development of African diasporic sociological reasoning, are highlighted here. Ranging widely across theoretical, methodological, and substantive topics, Stanfield creates a reflective sociology viewed through an African diasporic lens that enriches the thinking and practice of social science.

Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Author: Karim Murji
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521763738
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An authoritative and cutting-edge collection of theoretically grounded and empirically informed essays exploring the contemporary terrain of race and racism.