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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Intermarriage and Integration Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches

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November 2015 | 268 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Intermarriage has been a subject of study in the social sciences for more than a century, and yet little is known about how intermarriage relates to societal integration. This issue of The ANNALS offers an innovative and nuanced examination of the nexus between intermarriage and integration. The study of “mixedness”—a concept that refers to intermarriage, mixed families, and the sociocultural processes involved—can tell us not only about the socially transformative value of the term itself but can also shed light on the ethnic and cultural divides that hinder inclusion and social cohesion. By investigating mixedness, we can explore the dynamics of pluralism, cultural diversity, and social inclusion/exclusion and evaluate the impact that mixed marriages, families, and individuals have on modern societies.

This volume of The ANNALS offers a look at which groups are more likely to intermarry—to cross racial, ethno-cultural, national, religious, or class boundaries—and how this intermarriage leads to greater integration (whether sociocultural, economic, political, or legal) for individuals who and groups that have not been part of the societal mainstream. This volume brings together cutting-edge theoretically grounded and empirically based research contributions from leading international scholars to focus on the political and socioeconomic dimensions of integration. 


Dan Rodríguez-García
Intermarriage and Integration Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches
Richard Alba & Nancy Foner
Mixed Unions and Immigrant-Group Integration in North America and Western Europe
Daniel T. Lichter, Zhenchao Qian & Dmitry Tumin
Who Do Immigrants Marry? Emerging Patterns of Intermarriage and Integration in the United States
Jennifer Lee
From Undesirable to Marriageable: Hyper-Selectivity and the Racial Mobility of Asian Americans
Miri Song
What Constitutes Intermarriage for Multiracial People in Britain?
Josiane Le Gall & Deirdre Meintel
Cultural and Identity Transmission in Mixed Couples in Quebec, Canada: Normalizing Plural Identities as a Path to Social Integration
Josiane Le Gall & Deirdre Meintel
From Intermarriage to Conjugal Mixedness: Some Theoretical Considerations Illustrated by Empirical Data in France
Julia H. Schroedter, Jörg Rössel & Georg Datler
European Identity in Switzerland: The Role of Intermarriage, Transnational Social Relations and Experiences
Betty de Hart
Regulating Mixed Marriages Through Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship

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