01/26/2012 - Edward Telles is the focus of a feature story in News at Princeton about his research broadening the study of race and ethnicity .
I have sought to understand how race or ethnic groups interact and inequality among them is produced in social contexts beyond the African American (segregated) and the European American (assimilative) experiences, the two models that have driven sociological understandings of race and ethnicity. In Race in Another America I seek to understand a wide range of social phenomena regarding human relations in Brazil based on skin color, including classification, inequality, discrimination, intermarriage, residential segregation, and social policy. In Generations of Exclusion, I address the intergenerational experiences of Mexican Americans on similar dimensions over the past 100 or more years. In both studies, I rely largely on demographic and other empirical evidence, with a grounding in historical context and sociological theory. My findings show that the Brazilian and the Mexican American experiences run contrary to mainstream sociological perspectives. For example, intermarriage across race/ethnicity is fairly common and inequality is substantial in both cases, whereas the dominant paradigm expects inequality to be low or nonexistent when intermarriage is substantial.
O Significado da Raça na Sociedade Brasileira de Edward Telles - tradução de Race in Another America para português (pdf)
Telles, Edward E., Mark Q. Sawyer and Gaspar Rivera Salgado (eds.). 2011. Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.
Telles, Edward E. and René Flores. Forthcoming. “More than Just Color: Whiteness Nation and Status in Latin America” Hispanic American Historical Review.
Telles, Edward E. and Vilma Ortiz. 2008. Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race. 2008. Russell Sage Foundation Press.
Telles, Edward E. 2004. Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil. 2004. Princeton University Press.
Sue, Christina and Edward E. Telles. 2007. "Assimilation and Gender in Naming". American Journal of Sociology 112(5): 1383-1415.