Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege / Edition 1

Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege / Edition 1

by Shannon Sullivan
     
 

"[A] lucid discussion of race that does not sell out the black experience." —Tommy Lott, author of The Invention of Race

Revealing Whiteness explores how white privilege operates as an unseen, invisible, and unquestioned norm in society today. In this personal and selfsearching book, Shannon Sullivan interrogates her own whiteness and how being white has

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"[A] lucid discussion of race that does not sell out the black experience." —Tommy Lott, author of The Invention of Race

Revealing Whiteness explores how white privilege operates as an unseen, invisible, and unquestioned norm in society today. In this personal and selfsearching book, Shannon Sullivan interrogates her own whiteness and how being white has affected her. By looking closely at the subtleties of white domination, she issues a call for other white people to own up to their unspoken privilege and confront environments that condone or perpetuate it. Sullivan’s theorizing about race and privilege draws on American pragmatism, psychology, race theory, and feminist thought. As it articulates a way to live beyond the barriers that white privilege has created, this book offers readers a clear and honest confrontation with a trenchant and vexing concern.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218483
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
American Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,381,428
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Part 1. Unconscious Habit
1. Ignorance and Habit
2. Engaging the Isolated Unconscious
3. Seductive Habits of White Privilege
4. Global Habits, Collective Hauntings
Part 2. Possessive Geographies
5. Appropriate Habits of White Privilege
6. Race, Space, and Place
7. In Defense of Separatism
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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