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Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Chinyere K. Osuji


How do interracial couples negotiate ethnoracial boundaries? Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage from the United States to Brazil takes a novel approach to answering this question by examining how contemporary black-white couples make sense of ethnoracial boundaries in their lives. Based on over 100 qualitative interviews with husbands and wives in black-white couples in Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, Boundaries of Love unpacks the cultural repertoires of race-mixing in these two post-Atlantic slavery societies and shows how different approaches to race mixture - celebrated in Brazil ver ... More

Keywords: Interracial marriage, Multiracial, Brazil, Race, Comparative Race, Boundaries, Critical Constructivist, Qualitative, Casais interraciais, Mestiçagem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479878611
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chinyere K. Osuji, author
Rutgers University-Camden