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Author Renn, Kristen A.

Title Mixed race students in college : the ecology of race, identity, and community on campus / Kristen A. Renn.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store QA  9799    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 292 pages ; 23 cm.
Series SUNY series, frontiers in education.
SUNY series, frontiers in education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Context of Mixed Race Students in American Higher Education 1 -- Chapter 2 Ecology of Multiracial Identity on Campus--An Analytic Framework and Research Design 27 -- Chapter 3 Patterns of Multiracial Identity among College Students 67 -- Chapter 4 I'm Black--Monoracial Identity 95 -- Chapter 5 I'm Asian and Latina--Multiple Monoracial Identities 123 -- Chapter 6 I'm Mixed--Multiracial Identity 155 -- Chapter 7 I Don't Check Any Boxes--Extraracial Identity 193 -- Chapter 8 It Depends--Situational Identity 219 -- Chapter 9 From Patterns to Practice--What Mixed Race Identity Patterns Mean for Educational Practice 243 -- Appendix A Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity 259 -- Appendix C Interview and Focus Group Protocols 267.
Summary Kristen A. Renn offers a new perspective on racial identity in the United States, that of mixed race college students making sense of the paradox of deconstructing racial categories while living on campuses sharply divided by race and ethnicity. Focusing on how peer culture shapes identity in public and private spaces, the book presents the findings of a qualitative research study involving fifty-six undergraduates from a variety of institutions. Renn uses an innovative ecology model to examine campus peer cultures and documents five patterns of multiracial identity that illustrate possibilities for integrating notions of identity construction (and deconstruction) with the highly salient nature of race in higher education. One of the most ambitious scholarly attempts to date to portray the diverse experiences and identities of mixed race college students, the book also discusses implications for higher education practice, policy, theory, and research.
Subject College students -- United States -- Attitudes.
College environment -- United States.
Racially mixed people -- United States.
Race awareness -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
Educational surveys -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0791461637 (alk. paper)
0791461645 (paperback: alk. paper)