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With a fascinating new introduction on the proliferation and development of the field of whiteness studies and updated essays throughout, this much-anticipated second ddition continues to redefine our understanding of race and society. Also inlcludes three maps.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415949651
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/12/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Fine is Distinguished Professor of Social and Personality Psychology at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.
Lois Weis is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Linda Powell Pruitt is a Senior Fellow at the Research Center for Leadership in Action, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, New York University.
April Burns is a doctoral student in Social and Personality Psychology at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.

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Table of Contents

1 Behind blue eyes : whiteness and contemporary U.S. racial politics 3
2 How did Jews become white folks? 17
3 Behind the gates : social splitting and the "other" 35
4 Black infants and white men : tied into a single garment of destiny 52
5 Keeping the white queen in play 65
6 Making white right : race and the politics of education reform 74
7 Whites are from Mars, O. J. is from Planet Hollywood : black don't support O. J. and whites just don't get it 89
8 Growing up girl : psychosocial explorations of gender and class 98
9 Adolescent masculinity, homophobia, and violence : random school shootings 1982-2001 114
10 Excavating a "moment in history" : privilege and loss inside white working-class masculinity 128
11 Affirmative action : diversity, merit, and the benefit of white people 145
12 Race, suburban resentment, and the representation of the inner city in contemporary film and television 163
13 The revolution of little girls 175
14 Representations of race and social responsibility : news stories about neglect and failure to protect 186
15 Finding a place to pee and other struggles of ethnography : reflections and race and method 206
16 White experimenters, white blood, and other white conditions : locating the psychologist's race 215
17 The achievement (k)not : whiteness and "black underachievement" 235
18 Witnessing whiteness/gathering intelligence 245
19 Color blindness in teacher education : an optical delusion 257
20 Resisting diversity : an Alaskan case of institutional struggle 273
21 "We didn't see color" : the salience of color blindness in desegregated schools 284
22 Narrating the multicultural nation : Rosa Parks and the white mythology of the civil rights movement 302
23 Through the looking glass : implications of studying whiteness for feminist methods 315
24 Racism and "whiteness" in transitions to peace : indigenous peoples, human rights, and the struggle for justice 331
25 Racial wrongs and restitutions : the role of guilt and other group-based emotions 345
26 White educators as allies : moving from awareness to action 362
27 The racing of capability and culpability in desegregated schools : discourses of merit and responsibility 373
28 White antiracism in multiracial families 395
29 Whiteness of a different color? 411
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