The Making And Unmaking Of Whiteness
  • The Making And Unmaking Of Whiteness
  • The Making And Unmaking Of Whiteness
ISBN: 0822327406
EAN13: 9780822327400
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 7, 2001
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.2" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Bringing together new articles and essays from the controversial Berkeley conference of the same name, The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness presents a fascinating range of inquiry into the nature of whiteness. Representing academics, independent scholars, community organizers, and antiracist activists, the contributors are all leaders in the second wave of whiteness studies who collectively aim to combat the historical legacies of white supremacy and to inform those who seek to understand the changing nature of white identity, both in the United States and abroad.
With essays devoted to theories of racial domination, comparative global racisms, and transnational white identity, the geographical reach of the volume is significant and broad. Dalton Conley writes on How I Learned to Be White. Allan Berube discusses the intersection of gay identity and whiteness, and Mab Segrest describes the spiritual price white people pay for living in a system of white supremacy. Other pieces examine the utility of whiteness as a critical term for social analysis and contextualize different attempts at antiracist activism. In a razor-sharp introduction, the editors not only raise provocative questions about the intellectual, social, and political goals of those interested in the study of whiteness but Read More chevron_right

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