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Racial Formation in Theory and Practice: The Case of Mexicans in the United States

Overview of attention for article published in Race and Social Problems, March 2009
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)

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Title
Racial Formation in Theory and Practice: The Case of Mexicans in the United States
Published in
Race and Social Problems, March 2009
DOI 10.1007/s12552-009-9005-3
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Authors

Douglas S. Massey

Abstract

Mechanisms of social stratification require the categorical definition of an out-group to that can be excluded and exploited. Historically, in the United States, African Americans have been the subject of a systematic process of racial formation to define socially in this fashion. Beginning in the 1970s, however, and accelerating in the 1980s and 1990s, Mexicans were increasingly subject to processes of racialization that have rendered them more exploitable and excludable than ever before. Over the past decade, Mexican Americans moved steadily away from their middle position in the socioeconomic hierarchy and gravitated toward the bottom. This paper describes the basic mechanisms of stratification in the United States and how Mexicans have steadily been racialized to label them socially as a dehumanized and vulnerable out-group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 45 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 19%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 29 60%
Psychology 6 13%
Arts and Humanities 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 4 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 July 2018.
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#3,052,775
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#25,533
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