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Racing Research, Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies

Racing Research, Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies

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An examination of the influence of race and racism on the research experience

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. Through encounters such as these, Racing Research, Researching Race explores 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 works to fill this gap by infusing critical race studies with empirical work and suggesting how a critical race perspective might improve research methodologies and outcomes.

Featuring contributions from scholars working across anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, women's studies, political science, and Asian American studies, this volume offers new perspectives anyone embarking on research in their field.

Author: France Winddance Twine
Publisher: New York University Press
Published: 07/01/2000
Pages: 296
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.97h x 6.00w x 0.77d
ISBN: 9780814782422

Review Citation(s):
Black Issues Book Review 01/01/2001 pg. 50
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2001 pg. 111

About the Author
Warren, Jonathan: - Jonathan Warren is Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.Twine, France Winddance: - France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author and a co-editor of ten books, including Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market and A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy.

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