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Blurring the color line : the new chance for a more integrated America

Author: Richard D Alba
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Series: The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Alba argues that the social cleavages that separate Americans into distinct, unequal ethno-racial groups could narrow dramatically in the coming decades. During the mid-twentieth century, the dominant position of the United States in the postwar world economy led to a rapid expansion of education and labor opportunities. As a result of their newfound access to training and jobs, many ethnic and religious  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Alba
ISBN: 9780674064706 0674064704 9780674053489 0674053486
OCLC Number: 768071826
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Paradoxes of race and ethnicity in America today --
The puzzle of ethno-racial change --
Solving the puzzle : a new theory of boundary change --
Contemporary dynamics of minority mobility --
An extraordinary opportunity : the exit of the baby boomers --
The contingencies of change --
Imagining a more integrated future.
Series Title: The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
Responsibility: Richard Alba.

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