Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches

Paperback | August 11, 2014

byJohn Hartigan

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What is the state of race relations in the U.S.? Are we making progress toward ending racial discrimination and prejudice? What, exactly, does "race" mean?In Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches, Second Edition, John Hartigan, Jr., takes an anthropological look at such questions by introducing students to the study of race through qualitative methods. In the first text to take an explicitly ethnographic approach, Hartigan summarizes andexplains the current state of social science knowledge on race in the U.S., motivating students to think through essential questions about race in relation to their own lives. In contrast with many texts, Race in the 21st Century focuses not on essential differences between racial or ethnic groups,but rather on the commonalities. Hartigan concentrates on the particular contexts in which people actively engage and respond to racial meanings and identities. In this way, he encourages readers to think critically about the meaning of race.The second edition of Race in the 21st Century features a new chapter, "Postracial America," which examines contentious arguments about whether or how race still matters in the U.S. today. It engages students fully in the important question of what "postracial America" might mean or looklike.

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What is the state of race relations in the U.S.? Are we making progress toward ending racial discrimination and prejudice? What, exactly, does "race" mean?In Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches, Second Edition, John Hartigan, Jr., takes an anthropological look at such questions by introducing students to the study of race...

John Hartigan, Jr. is Professor of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin and the Director of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies. He is the author of What Can You Say? America's National Conversation on Race (2010), Odd Tribes: Towards a Cultural Analysis of White People (2005), and Racial Situations: Class Pre...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Recognizing RaceQuestioning RaceThe Facts of Racial InequalityThe Changing Role of RacismThe Cultural DomainRace in Relation to CultureCultural AnalysisEthnographic Examples2. Race, Culture, and EthnographyFundamental Features of Racial AnalysisEthnographic Perspectives on RaceCultural Dynamics of RaceAmerican Culture in Three WordsAntiracism and EthnographyEthnography of Antiracist WorkshopsAnother View from DetroitHow to Listen to "White Talk"Combining an Attention to Race and Culture3. Race and Nature: Culture, Biology, and GeneticsWhat is Nature?Totemic IdentitiesRacial Classification(Mis)Uses of BiologyRace and DiseaseRacial Health DisparitiesUnderstanding Genetics and CultureThe Controversy over Genes and RaceGenes and Culture: A ResolutionConclusion4. Understanding WhitenessObjectifying White PeopleWhat is Whiteness?Whiteness and DiscourseWhiteness as a Subject of StudyStudying White People in Everyday LifeLocating Whites in the Social LandscapeClass and Race: Bringing Greater Specificity to Whiteness5. Understanding BlacknessObjectifying Black PeopleWhat is Blackness?Blackness and DiscourseBlackness as a Subject of StudyStudying Black People in Everyday LifeLocating Blacks in the Social LandscapeClass and Race: Bringing Greater Specificity to Blackness6. Beyond Black and WhiteRacial Groups?Ethnicity and RaceRacialization of Latinos and Asian AmericansEthnographic Perspectives on LatinosEthnographic Perspectives on Asian Americans7. Ethnography of RaceWhat Do We Know About Race, Based on Ethnographic Research?Cultural Analysis of Race8. Post-Racial AmericaWhat Is Changing with Race Today?Fracturing WhitenessPost-BlacknessWhat Remains the Same?Coloring RiskRecent EthnographiesConclusionAppendix A: Taking It to the Field: Analyzing Race in a Cultural FrameworkAppendix B: Prompts for Ethnographic ResearchGlossaryReferencesIndex