What White Looks Like

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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"Not only are these essays provocative, but they are illuminating and useful both to scholars and to neophytes. The anthology as a whole deserves an unqualified recommendation for all interested in this matter." -L. Sebastian Purcell, Boston College
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415966153
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

George Yancy holds the McCracken Fellowship in Africaana Studies at New York University. He has edited three previous books, including African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations (Routledge, 1998), Cornel West: A Critical Reader (2001), and The Philosophical i: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy (2002).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Fragments of a Social Ontology of Whiteness 1
1 Racial Exploitation and the Wages of Whiteness 25
2 The Bad Faith of Whiteness 55
3 The Impairment of Empathy in Goodwill Whites for African Americans 65
4 Deligitimizing the Normativity of "Whiteness": A Critical Africana Philosophical Study of the Metaphoricity of "Whiteness" 87
5 A Foucauldian (Genealogical) Reading of Whiteness: The Production of the Black Body/Self and the Racial Deformation of Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye 107
6 Whiteness Visible: Enlightenment Racism and the Structure of Racialized Consciousness 143
7 Rahabilitate Racial Whiteness? 159
8 Critical Reflections on Three Popular Tropes in the Study of Whiteness 173
9 Whiteness and Africana Phenomenology 195
10 On the Nature of Whiteness and the Ontology of Race: Toward a Dialectical Materialist Analysis 211
11 Silence and Sympathy: Dewey's Whiteness 227
12 Whiteness and Feminism: Deja Vu Discourses, What's Next? 243
13 The Academic Addict: Mainlining (& Kicking) White Supremacy (WS) 263
Index 269
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