About this book: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
This textbook is so perfectly called a remix. It is a combination of the work of many different authors who have all contributed to the growing body of Open Educational Resources (OER). I have selected pages and chapters from Anthropology, Sociology, Social Justice Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Work, and Psychology since a multidisciplinary approach allows us to learn from the best work in many fields but most of the content comes from two other OER textbooks: Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.: An Intersectional Approach and Introduction to Ethnic Studies. You can learn about each of these texts below.
According to Ambroise-Thomas (2023) The idea of a remix originates in the 1960s and 1970s when Jamaican reggae and dub artists began experimenting with reworking and manipulating existing recordings. Over time, the remix has also emerged as a distinct art form, with many artists and producers choosing to focus primarily on creating remixes. This shift in focus has given rise to a new wave of creative expression, as remixers reinterpret and re-imagine existing tracks to create entirely new musical experiences. Remix culture has had an impact on many forms of media, from music to film and television and now, in Open Educational Resources.
Jennifer Ounjian, Creator/Remixer/Contributor
Jennifer is a tenured professor at Contra Costa College and department chair for the Psychology Department. She also teaches at Madera Community College in Ethnic Studies and Psychology. Jennifer earned her BA in African American Studies with a minor in Armenian Studies at CSU Fresno, MA in Afro-American Studies (Sociology concentration) at UCLA, and MA and EdD (ABD) in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years in a variety of positions starting with TRiO programs in East Los Angeles and Pasadena, a decade in academic management, and now 12 years in the faculty ranks. Jennifer has foundhas a cherished creative and intellectual outlet in OER and ancillary development in addition to online course instructional design and curriculum development. You will find several contributions from her to this book listed as "Our Local Stories" documenting the history of minoritized populations in the Central Valley of California.