This volume offers comparative and relational analyses of race, ethnicity, and culture at a time when boundaries designating radicalized groups are being radically redrawn. Particular attention is paid to how best to theorize "race relations" in the context of demographic shifts, changing class formations, and new forms of global dislocations. This comprehensive and timely reader covers a range of topics including critical race theory, class and nationality, multiracial feminism, mixed race, the whiteness debates, cultural citizenship, and globalization. The contributors include Angela Davis, Stuart Hall, Richard Delgado, Robert Miles, Michael Eric Dyson, Saskia Sassen, Etienne Balibar, Patricia Hill Collins, Renato Rosaldo, Stanley Arononwitz, Collette Guillaumin, Nira Yuval-Davis, and Maxine Baca Zinn.
Rodolfo D. Torres is Professor of Latino Studies and Public Policy at California State University, Long Beach and Visiting Professor of Political Economy and Social Policy in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine. He is co-author of Latino Metropolis: Racialized Relations in Postindustrial Los Angeles (1998), and co-editor of The Latino Studies Reader: Culture, Economy, and Society (Blackwell 1997), as well as co-editor of New American Destinies: A Reader in Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration and Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader. He is currently on the editorial boards of The Latino Studies Journal, Socialist Review, Social Justice, and New Political Science. Louis F. Mir[n is Chair of the Department of Education and Director of the Center for Collaborative Research in Education at the University of California, Irvine. He is author of The Social Construction Urban Schooling (1996) and Resisting Discrimination (1997). He has been a frequent commentator in both the print and broadcast media on educational issues of local and national interest. Jonathan Xavier Inda is an anthropologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was previously a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in race and ethnicity.