Qualitative Sociology

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 617–621 | Cite as

Qualitative Inquiry of Multiracial Identities and Experiences

  • Michael H. MiyawakiEmail author
Book Review

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities. By Melinda Mills, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2017, 281 pp., ISBN: 978–1–62,637-582-6.

Multiracial Parents: Mixed Families, Generational Change, and the Future of Race. By Miri Song, New York: New York University Press, 2017, 203 pp., ISBN: 978–1–47,982-590-5.

Multiracialism and Its Discontents: A Comparative Analysis of Asian-White and Black-White Multiracials. By Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016, 165 pp., ISBN: 978–1–49,850-975-6.

In the 25 years since the publication of Maria P.P. Root’s (1992) edited volume, Racially Mixed People in America, there has been a significant advancement in the field of critical mixed race studies, both in terms of the number of scholarly contributions and in their scope of analysis. The following three books reviewed in this essay represent the latest in the qualitative inquiry of multiracial identities and experiences. In Multiracialism and Its Discontents,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology/AnthropologyHendrix CollegeConwayUSA

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