Sunday, March 01, 2009

book launch!

University Press Books & Stanford University Press invite you to join Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Maxine Craig, Angela Harris, Joanne Rondilla & Charis Thompson for a discussion of their new book

Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters
WEDNESDAY, 4 MARCH 2009, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Shades of Difference addresses the widespread but little studied phenomenon of colorism-the preference for lighter skin and the ranking of individual worth according to skin tone. Examining the social and cultural significance of skin color in a broad range of societies and historical periods, this insightful collection looks at how skin color affects people's opportunities in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and North America. With its comparative, international focus, this enlightening book will provide innovative insights and expand the dialogue around race and gender in the social sciences, ethnic studies, African American studies, and gender and women's studies.

Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Gender & Women's Studies, and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Gender at U.C. Berkeley.

Maxine Craig is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at U.C. Davis.

Angela Harris is Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley.

Joanne Rondilla is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

Charis Thompson is Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

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