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 PublicPolicy at California State University, Long Beach and VisitingProfessor of Political Economy and Social Policy in the Departmentof Education at the University of California, Irvine. He isco-author of Latino Metropolis: Racialized Relations inPostindustrial Los Angeles (1998), and co-editor of TheLatino Studies Reader: Culture, Economy, and Society (Blackwell1997), as well as co-editor of New American Destinies: A Readerin Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration and Latinos andEducation: A Critical Reader. He is currently on the editorialboards of The Latino Studies Journal, Socialist Review, SocialJustice, and New Political Science.
Louis F. Mir[n is Chair of the Department ofEducation and Director of the Center for Collaborative Research inEducation at the University of California, Irvine. He is author ofThe Social Construction Urban Schooling (1996) andResisting Discrimination (1997). He has been a frequentcommentator in both the print and broadcast media on educationalissues of local and national interest.
Jonathan Xavier Inda is an anthropologist and AssistantProfessor in the Department of Chicano Studies at the University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara. He was previously a Visiting Scholar inthe Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in race and ethnicity.