France  Winddance Twine

France Winddance Twine
University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB · Department of Sociology

PhD, University of California at Berkeley

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How does race and location shape the reproductive decisions of gay men who are intended parents? In this article, we propose the concept of strategic racialization to characterize the ways in which gay male parents employ racial matching in their selection of egg donors and surrogates in the United States and United Kingdom. We argue that racial ma...
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In this chapter, we bring queer theory into dialogue with critical race studies. We ask “How does the literature in queer kinship engage with the issues of race and intersecting inequalities?’’ This chapter builds upon the foundational literature in queer family studies. It departs from the fountational literature in anthropology of reproduction by...
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How do technically-skilled women negotiate the male-dominated environments of technology firms? This article draws upon interviews with female programmers, technical writers, and engineers of diverse racial backgrounds and sexual orientations employed in the San Francisco tech industry. Using intersectional analysis, this study finds that racially...
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This article analyzes the limitations of qualitative research methods that over-privilege textual analysis in North American sociology graduate programs. I argue that visual literacy, as a methodological tool, is neglected and marginalized in the graduate curriculum. Training in visual culture including the use of photography, film and video, can c...
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In The Racial Order, Emirbayer and Desmond offer a systematic theory of race. The social psychology of race is central to the theoretical framework of this book. In their discussion of bodily aesthetics, bodily cognition, and bodily morality, they neglect the important theoretical insights and empirical contributions of feminist sociologists who ha...
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Through case studies, Outsourcing the Womb, Second Edition provides a critical analysis and global tour of the international surrogacy landscape in Egypt, India, China, Japan, Israel, Ukraine, the European Union and the United States. By providing a comparative analysis of countries that have very different policies, this book disentangles the comp...
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A nuanced understanding of state violence and gender (in)equalities must consider the varied and contradictory experiences of armed civilian women, female soldiers, and opponents of gun possession. How is 'feminism' and 'femininity' negotiated in the early 21st century by civilian and military women in a nation that fetishizes guns? This book addre...
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This article examines Swedish migrant women to the United States. It asks how racially privileged European migrants adapt to US racial and gender hierarchies that require them to relinquish their economic security and gender autonomy in a neoliberal state? Drawing upon interviews and focus group discussions with 33 Swedish women and three of their...
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The value of whiteness is not fixed, rather it has contradictory and competing meanings among members of Black British interracial families. Drawing upon racial consciousness interviews and participant observation conducted as part of a longitudinal study of Black-White interracial families in England, this article presents the analysis of five bla...
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The sphakia survey The Sphakia Survey. Producer: Educational Technology Resources Centre, University of Oxford; Directors: Lucia Nixon and Simon Price; Camera: Charles Beesley; Editing: Lucia Nixon, Simon Price and Charles Beesley. 1995. 50 minutes, color. Distributed by the Educational Technology Resources Centre, 37–41 Wellington Square, Oxford O...
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When Women Come First offers a "test case for the durability of patriarchy." It focuses on a small cohort of Christian nurses who immigrated to the United States from Kerala, India, leaving their husbands and children behind until after they established themselves. This book is organized around the three spheres of work, home and community. The aut...
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This article surveys the interdisciplinary field of whiteness studies and outlines an emerging 'third wave' of research in this international and interdisciplinary field. This article begins by locating the origins of whiteness studies in the work of W.E.B. DuBois, who provided the intellectual foundations for this body of scholarship. We then iden...
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How do White members of Black-White interracial families negotiate the meanings of race, and particularly Whiteness? Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois's concept of double consciousness, this article argues that interracial intimacy is a microlevel political site where White people can acquire a critical analytical lens that we conceptualize as raci...
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I propose a model for employing photograph-elicitation interviews in longitudinal ethnographic research on race and intimacy by drawing upon research that I conducted among British interracial families between 1995 and 2003. I evaluate my use of family photographs in photo-elicitation interviews as a methodological tool , a source of primary data a...
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Opposition to transracial adoption on both sides of the Atlantic, has been based, in part, on the assumption that white parents cannot understand race or racism and thus cannot properly prepare children of multiracial heritage to cope with racism. In this article I draw on a seven-year ethnographic study to offer an intensive case study of white tr...
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A white woman studies upper-class eighth grade girls at her alma mater on Long Island and finds a culture founded on misinformation about its own racial and class identity. A black American researcher is repeatedly assumed by many Brazilian subjects to be a domestic servant or sex worker. Racing Race, Researching Race is the first volume of its kin...
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France Winddance Twine is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her recent publications include Racing Research: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies (2000) and Feminisms and Antiracisms: International Struggles for Justice (2000). She is currently completing an ethnography, Bearing Blackness i...
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L'A. a pour ambition de traiter les differents mouvements antiracistes en Amerique du Sud, en nous eclairant sur les tenants et les aboutissants, et plus precisement en Equateur. Leader d'un mouvement populaire, Pablo de la Torre tente de legitimer l'existence des communautes noires indiennes, face aux exemples de denegations de reconnaissance ethn...
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L'A. critique le feminisme academique et regrette l'absence des representantes de la classe ouvriere de couleur dans ce mouvement. Elle plaide en faveur de l'acces aux etudes universitaires pour les classes ouvrieres
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* Preface * Introduction: The Dialectics Of Cultural Hybridity * Pnina Werbner * Part One: Hybridity, Globalisation and the Practice of Cultural Complexity * 1. From Complex Culture To Cultural Complexity * Hans-Rudolf Wicker * 2. The Making And Unmaking Of Strangers * Zygmunt Bauman * 3. Identity And Difference In A Globalized World * Alberto Melu...
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We Hispanics are, finally, like other immigrant groups… Yes, the Hispanics are going to become more like the majority. Their families will be smaller, better educated, more traveled. Roots will be lost. Language will be lost. Food will be the last to go. We will be eating tacos and tortillas for a long time to come. (Cesar Chavez, cited in Morgan,...
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Feminist scholars theorizing about whiteness and white identity have not examined the pivotal role that middle-class material privilege, residential segregation and US consumer culture play in the social construction of a racialized cultural identity among the African-descent daughters of Asian-American and European-American mothers. There is a dea...
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examine several interrelated issues, including: 1. the role of heterosexual romance in the transformation of racial identities among young adults [undergraduate and graduate students 18–27 yrs of age] of mixed African descent; 2. the enactment and management of racial identities through the selection of romantic partners; and 3. the racial politics...

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