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The Resource Navigating interracial borders : black-white couples and their social worlds, Erica Chito Childs

Navigating interracial borders : black-white couples and their social worlds, Erica Chito Childs

Label
Navigating interracial borders : black-white couples and their social worlds
Title
Navigating interracial borders
Title remainder
black-white couples and their social worlds
Statement of responsibility
Erica Chito Childs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Childs, Erica Chito
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interracial marriage
  • Interracial marriage
  • Interracial dating
  • Race awareness
  • Racism
  • Race relations in motion pictures
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Interracial dating
  • Interracial marriage
  • Interracial marriage
  • Race relations in motion pictures
  • Race awareness
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Interracial dating -- United States
  • Interracial marriage -- United States -- Public opinion
  • Interracial marriage -- United States
  • Race awareness -- United States
  • Racism -- United States
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • Family & Marriage
Summary expansion
Is love color-blind, or at least becoming increasingly so? Today's popular rhetoric and evidence of more interracial couples than ever might suggest that it is. But is it the idea of racially mixed relationships that we are growing to accept or is it the reality? What is the actual experience of individuals in these partnerships as they navigate their way through public spheres and intermingle in small, close-knit communities? In Navigating Interracial Borders, Erica Chito Childs explores the social worlds of black-white interracial couples and examines the ways that collective attitudes shape private relationships. Drawing on personal accounts, in-depth interviews, focus group responses, and cultural analysis of media sources, she provides compelling evidence that sizable opposition still exists toward black-white unions. Disapproval is merely being expressed in more subtle, color-blind terms. Childs reveals that frequently the same individuals who attest in surveys that they approve of interracial dating will also list various reasons why they and their families wouldn't, shouldn't, and couldn't marry someone of another race. Even college students, who are heralded as racially tolerant and open-minded, do not view interracial couples as acceptable when those partnerships move beyond the point of casual dating. Popular films, Internet images, and pornography also continue to reinforce the idea that sexual relations between blacks and whites are deviant. Well-researched, candidly written, and enriched with personal narratives, Navigating Interracial Borders offers important new insights into the still fraught racial hierarchies of contemporary society in the United States
Label
Navigating interracial borders : black-white couples and their social worlds, Erica Chito Childs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the interracial canary -- Loving across the border : through the lens of black-white couples -- Constructing racial boundaries and white communities -- Crossing racial boundaries and black communities -- Families and the color line : multiracial problems for black and white families -- Racialized spaces : college life in black and white -- Black-white.com : surfing the interracial Internet -- Listening to the interracial canary
Control code
ocm64187767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtbdk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64187767
Label
Navigating interracial borders : black-white couples and their social worlds, Erica Chito Childs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the interracial canary -- Loving across the border : through the lens of black-white couples -- Constructing racial boundaries and white communities -- Crossing racial boundaries and black communities -- Families and the color line : multiracial problems for black and white families -- Racialized spaces : college life in black and white -- Black-white.com : surfing the interracial Internet -- Listening to the interracial canary
Control code
ocm64187767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtbdk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64187767

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