Nowhere to Run: Race, Gender, and Immigration in American Elections provides a qualitative and quantitative approach to understanding the social, political, and cultural positioning of Asian American women and Latinas as they seek elected office in the United States of America. Christian Dyogi Phillips, through personal interviews, the use of Gender, Race, and Communities in Elections (GRACE) datasets, as well as other gathered data, creates an understanding of how Asian American women and Latinas are able to navigate the nuances of (perceived) “traditional” social, cultural, and political norms to have the audacity to seek elected office. As Phillips notes, Nowhere to Run sets to “reveal how racialized and gendered institutions and processes simultaneously facilitate and constrain electoral opportunities” (4). Throughout, Phillips exposes how the white heterosexual Christian male view of who is to have political, social, and economic power in the United States continues to seep into the varying non-white...
Review: Nowhere to Run: Race, Gender, and Immigration in American Elections, by Christian Dyogi Phillips
Tammy R. Greer; Review: Nowhere to Run: Race, Gender, and Immigration in American Elections, by Christian Dyogi Phillips. National Review of Black Politics 1 October 2022; 3 (3-4): 149–152. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nrbp.2022.3.3-4.149
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