Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Mexican Americans and the Question of Race

Mexican Americans and the Question of Race 569693 SREXXX10.1177/2332649215569693Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2015 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2015, Vol. 1(2) 336 –337 © American Sociological Association 2015 Mexican Americans and the sre.sagepub.com Question of Race Julie A. Dowling Mexican Americans and the Question of Race. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. 161 pp. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-292-75401-0 Reviewed by: Cassaundra Rodriguez, University of Massachusetts-Amherst DOI: 10.1177/2332649215569693 In a moment in which much has been speculated Texas man with a dark brown complexion, illus- about Latinos self-reporting as “white” on the U.S. trates this understanding of whiteness perfectly: decennial census, Dowling’s interview-based “I’m white ’cause I’m an American, right?” (p. 1). study, Mexican Americans and the Question of The racial ideology continuum comes to life most Race, is a timely contribution focusing on the com- vividly in chapters two and three, where readers dis- plexity (and sometimes disconnect) behind the cover in detail why Mexican Americans select “white” Mexican-origin population’s racial reporting and or “other race” on the U.S. census. Interviews with their actual experience of race. Engaging with the- Mexican American respondents that reported identify- ories of whiteness and racial ideology, one of the ing as “white” on the census often do http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

Mexican Americans and the Question of Race

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 1 (2): 2 – Apr 1, 2015

Loading next page...
 
/lp/sage/mexican-americans-and-the-question-of-race-OBGMEWPJ0S
Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© American Sociological Association 2015
ISSN
2332-6492
eISSN
2332-6506
DOI
10.1177/2332649215569693
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

569693 SREXXX10.1177/2332649215569693Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2015 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2015, Vol. 1(2) 336 –337 © American Sociological Association 2015 Mexican Americans and the sre.sagepub.com Question of Race Julie A. Dowling Mexican Americans and the Question of Race. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. 161 pp. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-292-75401-0 Reviewed by: Cassaundra Rodriguez, University of Massachusetts-Amherst DOI: 10.1177/2332649215569693 In a moment in which much has been speculated Texas man with a dark brown complexion, illus- about Latinos self-reporting as “white” on the U.S. trates this understanding of whiteness perfectly: decennial census, Dowling’s interview-based “I’m white ’cause I’m an American, right?” (p. 1). study, Mexican Americans and the Question of The racial ideology continuum comes to life most Race, is a timely contribution focusing on the com- vividly in chapters two and three, where readers dis- plexity (and sometimes disconnect) behind the cover in detail why Mexican Americans select “white” Mexican-origin population’s racial reporting and or “other race” on the U.S. census. Interviews with their actual experience of race. Engaging with the- Mexican American respondents that reported identify- ories of whiteness and racial ideology, one of the ing as “white” on the census often do

Journal

Sociology of Race and EthnicitySAGE

Published: Apr 1, 2015

There are no references for this article.