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Racing Research, Researching Race : Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies - France Winddance Twine

Racing Research, Researching Race

Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies

By: France Winddance Twine (Editor), Jonathan Warren (Editor)

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A white woman studies upper-class eighth grade girls at her alma mater on Long Island and finds a culture founded on misinformation about its own racial and class identity. A black American researcher is repeatedly assumed by many Brazilian subjects to be a domestic servant or sex worker.

Racing Race, Researching Race is the first volume of its kind to explore how ideologies of race and racism intersect with nationality and gender to shape the research experience.

Critical work in race studies has not adequately addressed how racial positions in the field--as inflected by nationality, gender, and age--generate numerous methodological dilemmas. Racing Research, Researching Race begins to fill this gap by infusing critical race studies with more empirical work and suggesting how a critical race perspective might improve research methodologies and outcomes.

The contributors to the volume encompass a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, women=s studies, political science, and Asian American studies.

"Timely and challenging, this innovative book engages questions and dilemmas that researchers on race and racism rarely talk about in public. Refreshingly clear and comparative in scope, it is a must reading in all courses about race and ethnic relations, calling for a fundamental rethinking of research agendas in this field."

-John Solomos, author of Race and Racism in Britain, coeditor of The Blackwell Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies, and Professor of Sociology, South Bank University (London)

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Racial Ideologies and Racial Methodologiesp. 1
Research as an Act of Betrayal: Researching Race in an Asian Community in Los Angelesp. 35
White Like Me? Methods, Meaning, and Manipulation in the Field of White Studiesp. 67
White on White: Interviewing Women in U.S. White Supremacist Groupsp. 93
Doing My Homework: The Autoethnography of a White Teenage Girlp. 111
Masters in the Field: White Talk, White Privilege, White Biasesp. 135
Racism, Eroticism, and the Paradoxes of a U.S. Black Researcher in Brazilp. 165
Violating Apartheid in the United States: On the Streets and in Academiap. 187
Race and Peeing on Sixth Avenuep. 215
Women in Prison: Researching Race in Three National Contextsp. 227
Afterword: Racism and the Research Processp. 247
Bibliographyp. 255
Contributorsp. 273
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780814782422
ISBN-10: 0814782426
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st July 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.24  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.41