Announcing a new series

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Politics and Policy

Series Editors: Kerry L. Haynie and Paula D. McClain

This new series of books is devoted to trends in race, ethnicity, and gender politics over the past decade:

  • Approximately a third of all Americans are non-white.
  • Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States.
  • Racial politics can no longer be fully understood relying solely on a black-white lens.
  • The percentage of Americans who identify as more than one race is growing.
  • Immigration is central to the politics and policy agenda of the country.
  • Gender politics are especially affected by the growth in the influence of African American women as voters and the growth in the number of black women in elected offices.
  • Latinas are increasing their political profiles as well.

This new book series invites studies that examine and explain the political consequences of these dramatic transformations. Specifically, the series will publish leading-edge theoretical and empirical research that highlights and analyzes the complex and profound ways that either race, ethnicity, gender, or their various intersections, shape and influence political institutions, individual attitudes and behaviors, social norms, and the policy-making process. We especially encourage and promote projects that use intersectionality analytical research designs, designs that focus specifically on the complex ways race, ethnicity, and gender intersect and interact to shape politics and public policies.

Topics we are seeking include:

The Democratic Party Coalition and the Future of American Politics
The Political Effects of Inequality in American Politics
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: An Intersectionality Perspective
Handbook of Intersectionality in the Social Sciences

Published in collaboration with The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) at Duke University.

To propose a book for the series, write:

Kerry L Haynie, Ph.D. klhaynie@duke.edu
Paula D. McClain, Ph.D. pmcclain@duke.edu
Jennifer Knerr, Senior Editor, jennifer.knerr@taylorandfrancis.com

Black Politics in Transition
Immigration, Suburbanization, and Gentrification

Edited by Candis Watts Smith, Christina M. Greer
October 2018 ***Available for Pre-Order Now*** Paperback: $44.95
Hardcover: $150.00

Black Politics in Transition considers the impact of three transformative forces—immigration, suburbanization, and gentrification—on Black politics today. Demographic changes resulting from immigration and ethnic blending are dramatically affecting the character and identity of Black urban populations throughout the US. African Americans are becoming more ethnically diverse at the same time that they are sharing space with newcomers from near and far. One reaction is the movement of black populations out of the cities to which they migrated a generation ago—a reverse migration to the rural South, in some cases, and in other cases a movement from cities to suburbs. At the same time, white populations are returning to cities, displacing Blacks and immigrants alike in a renewal of gentrification. All this makes for an important laboratory of discovery among social scientists, including the diverse range of authors represented here. Drawing on a wide array of disciplinary perspectives and methodological strategies, original chapters analyze the geography of opportunity for Black Americans and Black politics in accessible, jargon-free language. Moving beyond the Black-white binary, this book explores the tri-part relationship among Blacks, whites, and Latinos as well. Some of the most important developments in Black politics are happening at state and local levels today, and this book captures that for students, scholars, and citizens engaged in this dynamic milieu.