Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America: Category-Making in Public Policy and Administration
by Dvora Yanow (9780765608017)

Constructing Race and Ethnicity in America: Category-Making in Public Policy and Administration
 
Dvora Yanow
Release Date: 07 November 2002
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 272
Category: Political Science
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780765608017
ISBN-10: 0765608014



What do we mean in the U.S. today when we use the terms "race" and "ethnicity"? What do we mean, and what do we understand, when we use the five standard race-ethnic categories: White, Black, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic? Most federal and state data collection agencies use these terms without explicit attention, and thereby create categories of American ethnicity for political purposes.

Davora Yanow argues that "race" and "ethnicity" are socially constructed concepts, not objective, scientifically-grounded variables, and do not accurately represent the real world. She joins the growing critique of the unreflective use of "race" and "ethnicity" in American policy-making through an exploration of how these terms are used in everyday practices. Her book is filled with current examples and analyses from a wealth of social institutions: health care, education, criminal justice, and government at all levels.

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