Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone

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Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Social Science - 160 pages
Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone tackles the hidden yet painful issue of colorism in the African American and Mexican American communities. Beginning with a historical discussion of slavery and colonization in the Americas, the book quickly moves forward to a contemporary analysis of how skin tone continues to plague people of color today. This is the first book to explore this well-known, yet rarely discussed phenomenon.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Colorstruck
1
Chapter 2 The Color of Slavery and Conquest
17
Chapter 3 Learning Earning and Marrying More
37
Chapter 4 Black and Brown Bodies Under the Knife
53
Chapter 5 The Beauty Queue Advantages of Light Skin
69
Chapter 6 The Blacker the Berry Ethnic Legitimacy and Skin Tone
93
Chapter 7 Color and the Changing Racial Landscape
111
Appendix
123
Notes
125
Bibliography
137
Index
145
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Margaret Hunter is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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