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By Michelle Montgomery

In Identity Politics of Difference, writer Michelle R. Montgomery makes use of a multidisciplinary method of learn questions of identification building and multiracialism in the course of the reviews of mixed-race local American scholars at a tribal college in New Mexico. She explores the a number of ways that those scholars navigate, adventure, and comprehend their racial prestige and the way this prestige impacts their academic luck and social interactions.

Montgomery contextualizes scholars’ representations in their racial identification offerings in the course of the compounded race politics of blood quantum and stereotypes of actual gains, displaying how various levels of "Indianness" are decided by means of peer teams. in keeping with in-depth interviews with 9 scholars who determine as mixed-race (Native American–White, local American–Black, and local American–Hispanic), Montgomery demanding situations us to scrutinize how the class of “mixed-race” bears varied meanings if you happen to fall below it in accordance with their outward perceptions, together with their skill to "pass" as one race or another.

Identity Politics of Difference includes an arsenal of coverage implications for advancing fairness and social justice in tribal faculties and past and actively engages readers to mirror on how they've got skilled the identification politics of race all through their very own lives. The booklet may be a useful source to students, coverage makers, lecturers, and faculty directors, in addition to to scholars and their families.

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