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The Resource The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity, edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer

The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity, edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer

Label
The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity
Title
The construction of whiteness
Title remainder
an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume collects interdisciplinary essays that examine the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices (social, cultural, political, and economic) that undergird white ideological influence in America. In truth, the need to examine whiteness as a problem has rarely been grasped outside academic circles. The ubiquity of whiteness--its pervasive quality as an ideal that is at once omnipresent and invisible--makes it the very epitome of the mainstream in America. And yet the undeniable relationship between whiteness and inequality in this country necessitates a thorough interrogation of its formation, its representation, and its reproduction. Essays here seek to do just that work. Editors and contributors interrogate whiteness as a social construct, revealing the underpinnings of narratives that foster white skin as an ideal of beauty, intelligence, and power. Contributors examine whiteness from several disciplinary perspectives, including history, communication, law, sociology, and literature. Its breadth and depth makes The Construction of Whiteness a refined introduction to the critical study of race for a new generation of scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students. Moreover, the interdisciplinary approach of the collection will appeal to scholars in African and African American studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, legal studies, and more. This collection delivers an important contribution to the field of whiteness studies in its multifaceted impact on American history and culture"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1575
LC item number
.C66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Middleton, Stephen
  • Roediger, David R.
  • Shaffer, Donald M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Race relations
  • Whites
  • United States
Label
The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity, edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle over racial identity in popular and legal cultures, 1810-1860 / Stephen Middleton -- Restitution claims for wrongful enslavement and the doctrine of the master's good faith / Robert Westley -- Emancipation from whiteness: witnessing disability and jubilee / David R. Roediger -- Whiteness in the twenty-first century: the decline of one-drop reasoning in jurisprudence after 1980 / Erica Cooper -- Charles W. Chesnutt, whiteness, and the problem of citizenship / Donald M. Shaffer -- Making whiteness in reenactments of slavery / Sadhana Bery -- About Schmidt's whiteness: the emotional landscapes of WASP masculinity / Tim Engles -- Hegemonic whiteness : from structure and agency to identity allegiance / Matthew W. Hughey -- Theorizing white racial trauma and its remedies / Becky Thompson and Veronica T. Watson
Control code
ocn930257155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9781496805553
Lccn
2015031980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496805553
  • (OCoLC)930257155
Label
The construction of whiteness : an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity, edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle over racial identity in popular and legal cultures, 1810-1860 / Stephen Middleton -- Restitution claims for wrongful enslavement and the doctrine of the master's good faith / Robert Westley -- Emancipation from whiteness: witnessing disability and jubilee / David R. Roediger -- Whiteness in the twenty-first century: the decline of one-drop reasoning in jurisprudence after 1980 / Erica Cooper -- Charles W. Chesnutt, whiteness, and the problem of citizenship / Donald M. Shaffer -- Making whiteness in reenactments of slavery / Sadhana Bery -- About Schmidt's whiteness: the emotional landscapes of WASP masculinity / Tim Engles -- Hegemonic whiteness : from structure and agency to identity allegiance / Matthew W. Hughey -- Theorizing white racial trauma and its remedies / Becky Thompson and Veronica T. Watson
Control code
ocn930257155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9781496805553
Lccn
2015031980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781496805553
  • (OCoLC)930257155

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