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Global Mixed Race

Rebecca C. King-O'Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song, and Paul Spickard


Patterns of migration and the forces of globalization have brought the issues of mixed race to the public sphere in far more visible and far more dramatic ways than ever before. This book examines the contemporary experiences of people of mixed descent in nations around the world, moving beyond U.S. borders to explore the dynamics of racial mixing and multiple descent in Zambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Okinawa, Australia, and New Zealand. In particular, the book asks: how have new global flows of ideas, goods, and people affected th ... More

Keywords: migration, globalization, mixed race, racial mixing, mixed descent, racial categorization, social differences, multiculturalism, global capitalism

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814770733
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca C. King-O'Riain, editor

Stephen Small, editor

Minelle Mahtani, editor

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Part I Societies with Established Populations of Mixed Descent

2 “Rider of Two Horses”

Juliette Bridgette Milner-Thornton

3 “Split Me in Two”

Rhoda Reddock

4 In the Laboratory of Peoples’ Friendship

Saule K. Ualiyeva and Adrienne L. Edgar

5 Competing Narratives

G. Reginald Daniel and Andrew Michael Lee

6 Antipodean Mixed Race

Farida Fozdar and Maureen Perkins

Part II Places with Newer Populations of Mixed Descent

8 Multiraciality and Migration

Lily Anne Yumi Welty

9 The Curious Career of the One-Drop Rule

Miriam Nandi and Paul Spickard

11 Exporting the Mixed-Race Nation

Minelle Mahtani, Dani Kwan-Lafond, and Leanne Taylor

Global Mixed Race

Rebecca C. King-O’Riain