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 (mĭ-sĕj′ə-nā′shən, mĭs′ĭ-jə-)
Cohabitation, sexual relations, marriage, or interbreeding involving persons of different races, especially in historical contexts as a transgression of the law.

[Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots + genus, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -ation.]

mis·ceg′e·na′tion·al adj.
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(Genetics) interbreeding of races, esp where differences of pigmentation are involved
[C19: from Latin miscēre to mingle + genus race]
miscegenetic adj
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(mɪˌsɛdʒ əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌmɪs ɪ dʒə-)

1. marriage or cohabitation between a man and woman of different races, esp. between a black and a white person.
2. interbreeding between members of different races.
[1864, Amer.; < Latin miscē(re) to mix + gen(us) race, stock, species + -ation]
mis`ce•ge•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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1. the interbreeding of members of different races.
2. cohabitation or marriage between a man and woman of different races, especially, in the U.S., between a Negro and a white person.
3. the mixing or mixture of races by interbreeding.
See also: Race
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Noun1.miscegenation - reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
facts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
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[ˌmɪsɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən] N (frm) → mestizaje m, cruce m de razas
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n. mestizaje, cruzamiento de razas o de culturas.
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Rather than subtle trends gleaned from quantitative analysis, Snyder gives readers vivid stories rooted in archival expertise: a school riot over poor food and surly workers; a student essay likening Indian nations to republican Sparta and the US to imperial Athens; a political campaign dogged by revelations, not of interracial sex, but of interracial love.
In colonial Virginia, she writes, "restrictions on love or lust between pale and dark people originated not from any innate antipathy to interracial sex but from a capitalist desire to promote black chattel slavery."
Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Racial Purity and Interracial Sex in the Law of Colonial and Antebellum Virginia, 77 GEO.
Iago's image of unnatural animalistic intercourse, reinforced through his innuendo, "making the beast with two backs" (1.1.115-16), offers a vision of interracial sex as bestial and grotesque.
However, I want to go further than Boddy does to suggest that in this scene interracial fighting not only "prefigures" the novel's obsession with interracial sex, but, in fact, displays interracial fighting as an inherently sexual act.
(3) It also appeared before queer theory, critical race theory, and transgender studies had shaped our historical accounts, and it predated much of the rich literature on the history of masculinity, interracial sex, sexual science, and more.
She writes, "For blacks, the ban on interracial marriage had been seen as a powerful symbol of exclusion and inequality, particularly in the South where interracial sex was commonplace despite the ban on interracial marriage." (5) She asserts that prior to the Loving v.
Chapter 5 focuses on the political economy of sex/race, including discussions of race, money, and sex; interracial sex and mestizaje; beauty and eroticism; and sex tourism and sex worker migration.
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Leiter thus identifies concerns about interracial sex in the rise of the Harlem and Southern Renaissances from the fraught ground of Southern race relations in the first half of the twentieth century.