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This is a call for papers for a special issue co-edited by Silvia Dominguez and Cid Martinez on cross-racial and ethnic relationships. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

Why do people develop relationships across racial and ethnic boundaries? What do people gain from these heterogeneous networks?

In the face of an increasingly complex society, people seek out others with the same ethnic and racial background; they are more likely to bond with those who do not push them outside their comfort zone. Furthermore, research has shown that homophile continues to exert a strong force on people's choice of relationships even in social networking sites (e.g. Facebook). Nevertheless, statistics have shown an increase in the number of interracial marriages, which could speak to the emergence of networks falling across ethnic and racial boundaries. This special issue provides a window into the social mechanisms that foster and maintain such relationships.

Please look at the Special Issue's website at:

Dr. Silvia Dominguez
Dr. Cid Martinez
Guest Editors

Silvia Dominguez, PhD, MSW
Chair- Race and Ethnic Minorities ASA
Associate Professor
Sociology & Human Services
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Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
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