The chapters in this collection cover diverse aspects of the changing meanings and boundaries of race, migration and identity in the contemporary United States. The situation in the USA has been the subject of intense policy and political debate over the past decades and the papers in this volume provide an important insight from a wide range of analytical perspectives. They provide an insight into the changing dynamics of race and migration in the contemporary environment, combining conceptual analysis with original empirical research. The concerns of this volume address global questions of relevance as well as those specific to the USA. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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chapter |21 pages

Migrating race: migration and racial identification among Puerto Ricans

ByCarlos Vargas-Ramos

chapter |20 pages

Mexican Americans as a paradigm for contemporary intra-group heterogeneity

ByRichard Alba, Tomas R. Jimenez, Helen B. Marrow

chapter |21 pages

Defining immigrant newcomers in new destinations: symbolic boundaries in Williamsburg, Virginia

ByDeenesh Sohoni, Jennifer Bickham Mendez

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Mediators of stereotype threat among black college students

ByDouglas S. Massey, Jayanti Owens