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The Pigment of Your Imagination: Mixed Race in a Global Society Joy M. Zarembka

The Pigment of Your Imagination: Mixed Race in a Global Society

Joy M. Zarembka

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ISBN : 9780979100307
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Identities are the names we give to the different ways we are positioned by, and position ourselves within, the narratives of the past. Stuart HallThroughout the world arbitrary racial notions are used to define who is black and who is whiteMoreIdentities are the names we give to the different ways we are positioned by, and position ourselves within, the narratives of the past. Stuart HallThroughout the world arbitrary racial notions are used to define who is black and who is white but the lines become blurred with people of mixed racial heritage. Joy Zarembka and her brother Tommy -- who are featured on the front cover of the book -- share the same parents and have striking physical similarities, yet were labelled at birth with very different racial designations- Joy was described as black and her brother as white.After extensive research in Britain, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Jamaica, Joy Zarembka explores the vastly divergent interpretations of racial identity in these countries and her native United States. By combining vivid anecdotes of her travels, historical background, and oral histories from mixed-race families, Joy Zarembka leads us to a new understanding of racial identity.