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The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Racialized Modernity and the Global Color Line

The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Racialized Modernity and the Global Color Line Book Reviews 421 examine how interracial parents racially socialize thinker, I read on my own. I could recite Du Bois’s their children. This will provide further under- notion of double consciousness, and my fellow standing of how parents encourage or discourage Black graduate students and I fronted like we repre- children from adopting various racial identities and sented the Talented Tenth. After reading Itzigsohn why, and how this socialization contributes to their and Brown’s work, I realize I know very little about self-identification and romantic partnerships, and Du Bois. Through a critical and detailed analysis of expressed racial preferences that are informed by Du Bois’s vast body of work, Itzigsohn and Brown hegemonic White beauty standards. set out to articulate a Du Boisian sociology. Mills’ findings contribute to our understanding Unfortunately, mainstream sociology does not fully of multiracial identities, intimate relationships, spe- recognize Du Bois’s contributions. These scholars cifically, interracial relationships, and questions sur- comprehensively and thoroughly address this gap. rounding how/if multiracials blur color lines and the They start where most scholarship ends on Du existing racial order. Based on their findings though, Bois, placing the “color line”—a division of indi- it is evident that multiracials “reinforce, rather http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Racialized Modernity and the Global Color Line

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 8 (3): 2 – Jul 1, 2022

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© American Sociological Association 2022
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2332-6492
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Abstract

Book Reviews 421 examine how interracial parents racially socialize thinker, I read on my own. I could recite Du Bois’s their children. This will provide further under- notion of double consciousness, and my fellow standing of how parents encourage or discourage Black graduate students and I fronted like we repre- children from adopting various racial identities and sented the Talented Tenth. After reading Itzigsohn why, and how this socialization contributes to their and Brown’s work, I realize I know very little about self-identification and romantic partnerships, and Du Bois. Through a critical and detailed analysis of expressed racial preferences that are informed by Du Bois’s vast body of work, Itzigsohn and Brown hegemonic White beauty standards. set out to articulate a Du Boisian sociology. Mills’ findings contribute to our understanding Unfortunately, mainstream sociology does not fully of multiracial identities, intimate relationships, spe- recognize Du Bois’s contributions. These scholars cifically, interracial relationships, and questions sur- comprehensively and thoroughly address this gap. rounding how/if multiracials blur color lines and the They start where most scholarship ends on Du existing racial order. Based on their findings though, Bois, placing the “color line”—a division of indi- it is evident that multiracials “reinforce, rather

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Published: Jul 1, 2022

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