1st Edition

Race, Migration and Identity Shifting Boundaries in the USA

Edited By Martin Bulmer, John Solomos Copyright 2015
    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    The chapters in this collection cover diverse aspects of the changing meanings and boundaries of race, migration and identity in the contemporary United States. The situation in the USA has been the subject of intense policy and political debate over the past decades and the papers in this volume provide an important insight from a wide range of analytical perspectives. They provide an insight into the changing dynamics of race and migration in the contemporary environment, combining conceptual analysis with original empirical research. The concerns of this volume address global questions of relevance as well as those specific to the USA. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

    1. Introduction

    Martin Bulmer and John Solomos

    2. Migrating race: migration and racial identification among Puerto Ricans

    Carlos Vargas-Ramos

    3. ‘I’m American, not Japanese!’: the struggle for racial citizenship among later-generation Japanese Americans

    Takeyuki Tsuda

    4. Are second-generation Filipinos ‘becoming’ Asian American or Latino? Historical colonialism, culture and panethnicity

    Anthony C. Ocampo

    5. Mexican Americans as a paradigm for contemporary intra-group heterogeneity

    Richard Alba, Tomás R. Jiménez and Helen B. Marrow

    6. Segmented political assimilation: perceptions of racialized opportunities and Latino immigrants’ partisan identification

    Frank Samson

    7. Defining immigrant newcomers in new destinations: symbolic boundaries in Williamsburg, Virginia

    Deenesh Sohoni and Jennifer Bickham Mendez

    8. Skin tone, biracial stratification and tri-racial stratification among sperm donors

    Carol S. Walther

    9. Body area dissatisfaction in white, black and Latina female college students in the USA: an examination of racially salient appearance areas and ethnic identity

    Cortney S. Warren

    10. Mediators of stereotype threat among black college students

    Douglas S. Massey and Jayanti Owens


    Martin Bulmer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. He is the author and editor of many books. His research interests cover the methodology of social research, the history of the social sciences, the study of ethnicity and race, the application of sociology to public policy, and the sociology of social care.

    John Solomos is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Warwick, UK. His most recent publications are Race, Multiculture and Social Policy (2013, with Alice Bloch and Sarah Neal) and Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives (2013, with Karim Murji).