The number of interracial couples and marriages in America is growing rapidly, with profound consequences for society at large. In light of these changes, librarians should find Multiracial America a welcome addition to their collections. It offers a thorough look at the pressing issues facing interracial couples. Chapters cover such topics as appearance, fitting in, dating, families, and adoptions, all the while providing much needed information to couples struggling to deal with lingering problems of culture and race. The book also contains unique resources, including guidance on teaching a multiracial issues course (with a sample syllabus), help with searching for materials on the topic (which can be challenging, given the changing terminology and classifications), and a compilation of websites. Useful indexes by race and non-print media round out the material.
Karen Downing is Foundation and Grants Librarian at Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan. She is an active researcher, presenter, and writer on topics relating to race and interracial issues.Darlene Nichols is Psychology Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan. She brings 16 years of reference work as a researcher looking for information for personal and family use to this project. Kelly Webster is Associate Librarian, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan and brings extensive knowledge of the organization and classification of multicultural resources.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 Accessing the Literature Chapter 4 2 Teaching an Interracial Issues Course Chapter 5 3 Hot Button Issues Chapter 6 4 Core Historical Literature Chapter 7 5 The Politics of Being Interracial Chapter 8 6 Interracial Dating and Marriage Chapter 9 7 Interracial Families Chapter 10 8 Transracial Adoption Chapter 11 9 Books for Children and Young Adults Chapter 12 10 Multiracial Identity Development Chapter 13 11 The Intersection of Race and Queer Sexuality Chapter 14 12 Representations of Interracial Relationships and Multiracial Identity on the American Screen Part 15 Appendix I. Subject Heading/Descriptor Vocabularly to Assist in Searching Part 16 Appendix II. Definitions of Terms Used in Interracial Literature Part 17 Appendix III. Sociology 412 - Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations Syllabus Part 18 Appendix IV. OMB Directive 15 Part 19 Appendix V. Resources by Race Part 20 Index Part 21 About the Contributors