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Palgrave Macmillan

Race and the Lifecourse

Readings from the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Age

ISBN 9781137379160
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this book examines the intersection of race and ethnic relations and the life course. The essays in the volume thus reflect varieties of qualitative and quantitative methods in order to look at how these variables shape social organization and the experiences of those who live within the boundaries of society. The essays include works that use semi-structured interviews, ethnographies, and auto-ethnographies to inform the analysis of race, ethnicity and the life course.

Diditi Mitra is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brookdale Community College, USA.

Joyce Weil is Assistant Professor of Gerontology at the University of Northern Colorado, USA.

1. Psychological and Sociological Perspectives on the Acquisition of Ethnic and Racial Prejudice in Children; Christopher Donoghue
2. Childhood, Identity, Social Ambivalence, and the Mystique of Race; Rutledge M. Dennis
3. Targets: The Existential Crisis of Black and Latino Male Youths; Natalie Byfield
4. 'Travel is fun, immigration is not': International Graduate Students Adapting to America; Diditi Mitra
5. Factors Influencing Depression in African American and White Never Married Women in Early and Mid-Adulthood; Brandy Harris-Wallace
6. Being white, growing grey: The racial career of a baby boomer; Ashley ('Woody') Doane
7. Prejudice and Me: A Sociological Memoir; Fred L. Pincus
8. 'I'm not Indian': Understanding Identity Construction through Grandma's Life Story; Ynez Wilson Hirst and Belinda C. Lum
9. Pues a mi me da gusto, porque ando con mis nietos;' Latina grandmothers raising grandchildren's reflections about identity and the caregiving role over the life course ;Nancy Mendoza and Joyce Weil
10. Retirement Security for Households of Color: Disparities during the Life Course Compounded in Old Age; Laura Sullivan and Tatjana Meschede

Christopher Donoghue, Montclair State University, USA
Rutledge M. Dennis, George Mason University, USA
Natalie Byfield, St. John's University, USA
Brandy Harris-Wallace, University of Maryland, USA
Ashley Doane, University of Hartford, USA
Fred L. Pincus; University of Maryland, USA
Ynez Wilson Hirst, St. Mary's College, USA
Belinda C. Lum, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Angela Nancy Mendoza, USA
Laura Sullivan, American University, USA
Tatjana Meschede, Brandeis University, USA


"Almost all public discussion about race and ethnicity is expressed in terms of generalizations, sometimes taking account of history, almost never taking account of time lived by real human beings. This book is one if the first to take account of time, aging, and the life-course. An important contribution to our understanding of issues which will not soon go away." - Harry R. Moody, Retired Vice President, AARP, and Visiting Professor, Fielding Graduate University, USA; Author of AGING: Concepts and Controversies (2011)
"Race and the Lifecourse is a groundbreaking work that examines how race shapes important phases in human development. This edited collection shows that youth, adulthood and old age, like other aspects of life, are marked by racial and ethnic difference." – Antonia Randolph, Professor of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Christopher Newport University, USA
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