Special Issue "Cross-racial and Cross-ethnic Personal and Group Relationships"


A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Silvia Dominguez
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Website: http://www.drsilviadominguez.com/
E-Mail: s.dominguez@neu.edu
Phone: +617 373 4989
Fax: +617 373 2688
Interests: immigration; race and ethnic relations; social networks; violence

Guest Editor
Dr. Cid Martinez
Department of Sociology, Sacramento Sate University, Sacramento, CA 95819-6005, USA
Website: http://www.csus.edu/soc/department/faculty1/martinez.html
E-Mail: martinec@saclink.csus.edu
Phone: +916 278 6694
Interests: criminology; urban politics; religion; immigration and inter-racial relations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the face of an increasingly complex society, people seek out and form relations with those whom they feel safe and comfortable and perceive to be similar. As a result, racial and ethnic groups form their own distinct social networks that are separated and isolated from others, limiting information and awareness and the ability to develop consensus to address community problems and promote mobility. Homogenous networks also limit the ability of affluent groups to appreciate and address the social barriers of less fortunate groups. They are thus more likely to reinforce negative views of minorities, and the poor. Frequently, inter-racial/ethnic division is the norm rather than the exception. In fact, very few people have access and/or opportunity to develop cross-racial, or ethnic relationships due to the long lasting high levels of racial and ethnic segregation. Nevertheless, we know that Asians and Latin Americans have high rates of intermarriage, which signifies the emergence of networks that cross ethnicity and or racial lines. This special issue provides a window into the social mechanisms that foster cross ethnic and cross-racial and ethnic networks. What makes people develop heterogeneous networks across race and ethnicity? What do people gain from these heterogeneous networks?

Dr. Silvia Dominguez
Dr. Cid Martinez
Guest Editors


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  • ethnicity
  • race
  • immigrants
  • gender
  • social Networks

Published Papers (1 paper)

Societies 2014, 4(1), 30-44; doi:10.3390/soc4010030
Received: 14 October 2013; in revised form: 3 December 2013 / Accepted: 20 December 2013 / Published: 7 January 2014
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Last update: 6 August 2013

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