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Off White: Readings on Race, Power, and Society

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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 Edition continues to redefine our understanding of race and society. Also inlcludes three maps.
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Overview

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780415913027
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/20/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (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

Preface
1 The Achievement Knot: Whiteness and "Black Underachievement" 3
2 White Experimenters, White Blood, and Other White Conditions: Locating the Psychologist's Race 13
3 Difference in a Minor Key: Some Modulations of History, Memory, and Community 29
4 Behind Blue Eyes: Whiteness and Contemporary U. S. Racial Politics 40
5 Witnessing Whiteness 57
6 White Out: Multicultural Performances in a Progressive School 66
7 Underground Discourses: Exploring Whiteness in Teacher Education 79
8 Resisting Diversity: An Alaskan Case of Institutional Struggle 90
9 The Art of Survival in White Academia: Black Women Faculty Finding Where They Belong 100
10 Border Guards: Ethnographic Fiction and Social Science 110
11 Consuming the Other: Whiteness, Education, and Cheap French Fries 121
12 Racing in America 129
13 Stories of Colonial and Postcolonial Education 137
14 Keeping the White Queen in Play 149
15 Colonial Remnants: Assumptions of Privilege 158
16 Does White Racism Necessarily Mean Antiblackness? Aversive Racism and Prowhiteness 167
17 Confessions of an Affirmative Action Mama 179
18 "I'm White! So What?" The Construction of Whiteness for Young Londoners 187
19 Is White a Race? Expressions of White Racial Identity 198
20 Re-examining "A Moment in History": Loss of Privilege Inside White Working-Class Masculinity in the 1990s 210
21 Race, Suburban Resentment, and the Representation of the Inner City in Contemporary Film and Television 229
22 Who's White? Television Talk Shows and Representations of Whiteness 242
23 Whites Are from Mars, O.J. Is from Planet Hollywood: Blacks Don't Support O.J. and Whites Just Don't Get It 251
24 Double Binds of Whiteness 259
25 Denying White Racial Privilege: Redemption Discourses and the Uses of Fantasy 270
26 The Revolution of Little Girls 283
27 Through the Looking Glass: Implications of Studying Whiteness for Feminist Methods 297
28 Surfacing Our-selves: ?Gringa, White - Mestiza, Brown? 312
29 The White Girl in Me, the Colored Girl in You, and the Lesbian in Us: Crossing Boundaries 322
30 White Educators as Allies: Moving from Awareness to Action 333
31 Interrupting Historical Patterns: Bridging Race and Gender Gaps between Senior White Men and Other Organizational Groups 343
32 Home/Work: Antiracism Activism and the Meaning of Whiteness 354
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