Part 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 1 Introduction: Reflections on Whiteness Part 3 I: Glancing Backward Chapter 4 2 My Grandmother's Passing Chapter 5 3 My Father's Flag Chapter 6 4 Growing Up in Little Rock Chapter 7 5 Pinay White Woman Part 8 II: Performing Whiteness Chapter 9 6 The American Celebration of Whiteness Chapter 10 7 The King of Whiteness Chapter 11 8 "Whitie" and "Dyke": Constructions of Identities in the Classroom Part 12 III: Identity and Privilege Chapter 13 9 White Ideas Chapter 14 10 Despising an Identity They Taught Me to Claim Chapter 15 11 The Other Colors of Whiteness: A Travelogue Part 16 Epilogue Part 17 Related Reading Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Contributors
Whiteness: Feminist Philosophical Reflections / Edition 1by Chris J. Cuomo
Pub. Date: 11/28/1999
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Written in an engaging narrative style these reflections on the meanings of whiteness in racist contexts. By considering whiteness as it shapes and is infused by gender, class, sexuality, and culture, these philosophical investigations undermine racist hierarchies along with false naturalistic conceptions of the meanings of race and universalistic understandings of gender. Central to this project are questions about how it is that culture and the state create such a wide range of different people who understand themselves as white. The essays collected here discuss how one learns to be a good white Southern woman, what it means to pass as white, and whether there really is a dilemma that accompanies white privilege. At the heart of this collection are analyses of the relationships between the construction of whiteness and the realities of racism, and politics that hope for a connection between understanding racial formations and resisting racisms.
Author Biography: Chris J. Cuomo is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Kim Q. Hall is assistant professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University.
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