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Racing Research, Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies

Racing Research, Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies

by France Winddance Twine, Jonathan Warren
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A white woman studies upper-class eighth grade girls at her alma mater on Long Island and finds a culture founded on misinformation about its own racial and class identity. A black American researcher is repeatedly assumed by many Brazilian subjects to be a domestic servant or sex worker.
Racing Race, Researching Race is the first volume of its kind to explore how ideologies of race and racism intersect with nationality and gender to shape the research experience.
Critical work in race studies has not adequately addressed how racial positions in the field—as inflected by nationality, gender, and age—generate numerous methodological dilemmas. Racing Research, Researching Race begins to fill this gap by infusing critical race studies with more empirical work and suggesting how a critical race perspective might improve research methodologies and outcomes.
The contributors to the volume encompass a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, women=s studies, political science, and Asian American studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814782422
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

France Winddance Twine is Associate Professor at the University Of California, Santa Barbara. She is an editor of Racing Research, Researching Race, available from NYU Press.

Jonathan Warren is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Troy Duster

1  Introduction: Racial Ideologies, Racial Methodologies, and Racial Fields France Winddance Twine
2   Research as an Act of Betrayal: Researching Race in an Asian Community in Los Angeles Naheed Islam
3   White Like Me? Methods, Meaning, and Manipulation in the Field of White Studies Charles Gallagher
4   White on White: Interviewing Women in U.S. White Supremacist Groups Kathleen M. Blee
5   Doing My Homework: The Autoethnography of a White Teenage Girl Lorraine Delia Kenny
6   Masters in the Field: White Talk, White Privilege, White Biases Jonathan W. Warren
7   Racism, Eroticism, and the Paradoxes of a U.S. Black Researcher in Brazil Michael G. Hanchard
8   Violating Apartheid in the United States: On the Streets and in Academia Philippe Bourgois
9   Race and Peeing on Sixth Avenue Mitchell Duneier
10   Women in Prison: Researching Race in Three National Contexts Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Angela Y. Davis
11   Afterword: Racism and the Research Process Howard S. Becker


What People are Saying About This

Ruth Frankenburg

Essential reading for all those whose research explicitly engages racial issues-and for all those who do not realize that their work inevitably engages racial issues.
—Ruth Frankenberg, author of White Women, Race Matters and editor of Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Cultural Criticism

William Darity

Absolutely critical reading. This volume powerfully explores how scholars' own racial background shapes the analytical lens with which they view whiteness, blackness . . . the exoticism and eroticism of racial 'others' and the domain of white privilege.
—William Darity, Jr., coauthor of Persistent Disparity and Boshamer Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Sociology and African American Studies at Duke University

John Solomos

Timely and challenging, this innovative book engages questions and dilemmas that researchers on race and racism rarely talk about in public. Refreshingly clear and comparative in scope, it is a must reading in all courses about race and ethnic relations, calling for a fundamental rethinking of research agendas in this field.
—John Solomos, author of Race and Racism in Britain, coeditor of The Blackwell Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies, and Professor of Sociology, South Bank University (London)

Rinaldo Walcott

Points to the ethical dilemmas of researchers researching race among communities that are at once 'victims' of racism and active in the continued process of racialization.
—Rinaldo Walcott, author of Black Like Who?, and Professor of Humanities, York University (Canada)

Steven Gregory

A remarkable collection of essays interrogating the political, methodological and ethical dilemmas of conducting research in racially stratified societies. These theoretically astute and ethnographically rich case studies compellingly demonstrate how the production of knowledge is framed and mediated by the racialized subject positions held by social scientists. Racing Research, Researching Race will no doubt incite a critical and long overdue discussion of the racial politics of ethnographic fieldwork.
—Steven Gregory, author of Black Corona, and Professor of Africana and American Studies at New York University

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