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The ethnic project : transforming racial fiction into ethnic factions

Author: Vilna Bashi Treitler
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013.
Series: Stanford studies in comparative race and ethnicity.
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Race is a known fiction-there is no genetic marker that indicates someone's race-yet the social stigma of race endures. In the United States, ethnicity is often positioned as a counterweight to race, and we celebrate our various hyphenated-American identities. But Vilna Bashi Treitler argues that we do so at a high cost: ethnic thinking simply perpetuates an underlying racism. In The Ethnic Project, Bashi Treitler  Read more...
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Bashi Treitler, Vilna.
Ethnic Project : Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vilna Bashi Treitler
ISBN: 9780804787284 080478728X
OCLC Number: 857070523
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages).
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Racism and Ethnic Myths; 2. How Ethnic and Racial Structures Operate; 3. Ethnic Winners and Losers; 4. The Irish, Chinese, Italians, and Jews: Successful Ethnic Projects; 5. The Native Americans, Mexicans, and Afro-Caribbeans: Struggling Ethnic Projects; 6. African Americans and the Failed Ethnic Project; 7. The Future of U.S. Ethnoracism; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Stanford studies in comparative race and ethnicity.
Responsibility: Vilna Bashi Treitler.

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Americans believe strongly in their ethnicity and use it in self-promoting ways. The Ethnic Project shows how destructive ethnic thinking can be in a society that has not let go of racism.  Read more...

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