Interracial Families in the U.S. South, post-Loving; edited volume

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Call for Papers
October 5, 2017 to May 1, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Race Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies

We are looking for contributions to an edited volume on interracial (black/white) families in the U.S. South, post-Loving (1967). We welcome scholarly articles (historically-based; Chicago-style annotation) as well as works of memoir or creative nonfiction. While we use as a starting point the Loving Supreme Court case, which struck the remaining state anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S., we seek work that views interracial families' experience over the past fifty years through a wide lens. Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to, the experiences of interracial couples or families in residential communities - urban, suburban, or rural; in educational, workplace, religious, or recreational settings; in relationship to friends and extended family; in interaction with various societal institutions and sites of authority (e.g., legal and law enforcement, political, social service, medical, military, etc.); and in communities of self-identification, affiliation, activism, or solidarity. What has it meant to be a member of an interracial couple or family in the U.S. South since the Civil Rights era? What has changed since the 1960s, what has not, and why? Please send queries, proposals, or manuscripts to Kellie Buford ( or Lauri Umansky (; orginal, never-published work only, please.

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