The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Americanization, De-Americanization, and Racialized Ethnic Groups by Sherrow O. PinderThe Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Americanization, De-Americanization, and Racialized Ethnic Groups by Sherrow O. Pinder

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Americanization, De-Americanization, and…

bySherrow O. Pinder

Hardcover | May 9, 2012

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This book examines and analyzes Americanization, De-Americanization, and racialized ethnic groups in America. It shows that America’s cultural homogeneity, which is based on “whiteness,” has important consequences for racialized ethnic groups in America. The question, then, of who is an American becomes overriding. Although racialized ethnic groups remain unassimilated into the dominant culture, the recognition and celebration of the non-dominant cultures are important for multiculturalism. However, non-dominant cultures are tied to cultural otherness. Cultural otherness is looked upon as Un-Americanness. For this reason, there is a need to move beyond multiculturalism. “Postmulticulturalism,” then, would be the new possibility.

Sherrow O. Pinder is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Multicultural and Gender Studies at California State University, Chico. She holds a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York City. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: How Capitalist States Create a Pool of Unskilled Cheap Labor: A Marxist Fem...
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Title:The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Americanization, De-Americanization, and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:245 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023061356X

ISBN - 13:9780230613560

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Table of Contents

Conceptual Framework * Whiteness: The Definitive Conception of an American Identity  * The Specter of Whiteness * The Quandary of Multiculturalism in America  * Postmulticulturalism * Reflections

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“This is an interesting book on who is perceived to be an American. Pinder’s systematic analysis and discussion of the racialization of all the hyphenated groups (Chinese-American, Native Americans, and African-Americans, et cetera) is exciting. This book is a welcome and erudite contribution to the African studies field, political science, and women’s studies, especially for classes on race and gender.”--Thelma Pinto, Co-Director of Africana Studies, Hobart & William Smith Colleges; and Past President of the African Literature Association