What Is Your Race? : the Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans. (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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What Is Your Race? : the Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans.

What Is Your Race? : the Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans.

Author: Kenneth Prewitt
Publisher: Princeton Univ Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Prewitt
ISBN: 9780691173566 0691173567
OCLC Number: 1076577407
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2014
Description: 271 pages
Contents: List of Figures and Tables ix Preface xi Part I What Are Statistical Races? Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview 3 Chapter 2 Classification before Counting: The Statistical Races 14 Part II Policy, Statistics, and Science Join Forces Chapter 3 The Compromise That Made the Republic and the Nation's First Statistical Race 31 Chapter 4 Race Science Captures the Prize, the U.S. Census 45 Chapter 5 How Many White Races Are There? 61 Part III When You Have a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail Chapter 6 Racial Justice Finds a Policy Tool 83 Chapter 7 When You Have a Hammer: Statistical Races Misused 105 Part IV The Statistical Races under Pressure, and a Fresh Rationale Chapter 8 Pressures Mount 129 Chapter 9 The Problem of the Twenty-first Century Is the Problem of the Color Line as It Intersects the Nativity Line 151 Part V What We Have Is Not What We Need Chapter 10 Where Are We Exactly? 171 Chapter 11 Getting from Where We Are to Where We Need to Be 183 Appendix: Perspectives from Abroad--Brazil, France, Israel 209 Notes 221 Bibliography 251 Index 263


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