White Privilege / Edition 4

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Paula S. Rothenberg has collected the classic core writings on white privilege and created a highly accessible, interdisciplinary resource meant to encourage deep discussions about race and unearned privilege in today's world and to initiate new thinking. Instead of focusing exclusively on the human cost of racism, this volume encourages us to explore the ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from institutionalized racism. The new third edition of White Privilege once again challenges readers to explore ideas for using the power and the concept of white privilege to help combat racism in their own lives, and includes key essays and articles by Peggy McIntosh, Richard Dyer, bell hooks, Robert Jensen, Allan G. Johnson, and others. Three additional essays add new levels of complexity to our understanding of the paradoxical nature of white privilege and the politics and economics that lie behind the social construction of whiteness, making White Privilege, Third Edition, an even better choice for educators.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429233446
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 131,407
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula S. Rothenberg is a Senior Fellow at The Murphy Institute, City University of New York and Professor Emerita at William Patterson University of New Jersey.   From 1989 to 2006 she served as Director of The New Jersey Project on Inclusive Scholarship, Curriculum, and Teaching.   She is the author of several books including the autobiographical Invisible Privilege: A Memoir about Race, Class, and Gender.   With Worth Publishers she has auhored four titles--the best-selling Race, Class, and Gender; White Privilege; Beyond Borders; and her newest title What's the Problem? She is also co-editor of a number of anthologies including Creating and Inclusive College Curriculum:  A Teaching Sourcebook from the New Jersey Project and Feminist Frameworks: Alternative Theoretical Accounts of the Relations between Women and Men, one of the first women’s studies texts.   Her articles and essays appear in journals and anthologies across the disciplines and have been widely reprinted.    Her work was instrumental in the creation of women’s studies and multicultural studies as academic disciplines. 

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Author ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Whiteness: the power of invisibility

1 The Matter of Whiteness Richard Dyer 9

2 Failing to See Harlon Dalton 15

3 Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination Bell Hooks 19

Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part One 25

Part 2 Whiteness: the power of the past

1 The Roots of Racial Classification Philip C. Wander Judith N. Martin Thomas K. Nakayama 29

2 How White People Became White James E. Barrett David Roediger 35

3 How Jews Became White Folks Karen Brodkin 41

4 Becoming Hispanic: Mexican Americans and Whiteness Neil Foley 55

5 The Possessive Investment in Whiteness George Lipsitz 67

6 The Constraint of Race Linda Faye Williams 91

7 Global White Supremacy Charles W. Mills 97

Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part Two 105

Part 3 Whiteness: the power of privilege

1 Making Systems of Privilege Visible Stephanie M. Wildman Adrienne D. Davis 109

2 Privilege as Paradox Allan G. Johnson 117

3 White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh 123

4 White Privilege Shapes the U.S. Robert Jensen 129

5 Membership Has Its Privileges: Thoughts on Acknowledging and Challenging Whiteness Tim Wise 133

6 Crazy Sometimes Leonard Pitts Jr. 137

Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part Three 143

Part 4 Whiteness: the power of resistance

1 Breaking the Silence Beverly Tatum 147

2 Confronting One's Own Racism Joe Feagin Hernan Vera 153

3 How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism Paul Kivel 159

Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part Four169

Suggestions for Further Reading 172

Acknowledgments 174

Index 176

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