White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism / Edition 1

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What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415935838
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/14/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,269,343
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Ashley "Woody" Doane is Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Hartford. He is also the past President of the Association for Humanist Sociology.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas A & M University. He is the past Chair of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the American Sociological Association. He is also the author of White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era, co-winner of the 2002 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, and Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States.

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Table of Contents

1 Rethinking Whiteness Studies 3
2 Whitewashing Race: A Critical Perspective on Whiteness 21
3 White Supremacy as Sociopolitical System: A Philosophical Perspective 35
4 Rethinking Whiteness Historiography: The Case of Italians in Chicago, 1890-1945 49
5 Shades of Whiteness: The Mexican American Experience in Relation to Anglos and Blacks 63
6 Rejecting Blackness and Claiming Whiteness: Antiblack Whiteness in the Biracial Project 81
7 Who Are These White People?: "Rednecks," "Hillbillies," And "White Trash" As Marked Racial Subjects 95
8 The Beautiful American: Sincere Fictions of the White Messiah in Hollywood Movies 113
9 White Fright: Reproducing White Supremacy through Casual Discourse 129
10 Playing the White Ethnic Card: Using Ethnic Identity to Deny Contemporary Racism 145
11 Some Are More Equal than Others: Lessons on Whiteness from School 159
12 Good Neighborhoods, Good Schools: Race and the "Good Choices" of White Families 173
13 White Views of Civil Rights: Color Blindness and Equal Opportunity 189
14 "Racing for Innocence": Whiteness, Corporate Culture, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action 199
15 Blinded by Whiteness: The Development of White College Students' Racial Awareness 215
16 Diverse Perspectives on Doing Antiracism: The Younger Generation 233
17 The Political Is Personal: The Influence of White Supremacy on White Antiracists' Personal Relationships 256
18 "New Racism," Color-Blind Racism, and the Future of Whiteness in America 271
Notes 285
References 289
Contributors 313
Index 321
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