White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America

White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America

by Joe L. Kincheloe
     
 

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What does it mean to be white in today's society? Is whiteness an ethnicity? White Reign tackles questions like these by examining whiteness as a cultural concept that our society has created and exposing the systems that teach us how we think about race, including schools, media, and even cyberspace. These essays examine the construction of white identity

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What does it mean to be white in today's society? Is whiteness an ethnicity? White Reign tackles questions like these by examining whiteness as a cultural concept that our society has created and exposing the systems that teach us how we think about race, including schools, media, and even cyberspace. These essays examine the construction of white identity and the possibility of reshaping whiteness in a progressive, nonracist manner, presenting a culture of whiteness that can be employed by educators, parents, and citizens concerned with racial justice.

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From the Publisher

“The editors of this book see race as a cultural and social phenomenon (or 'cultural concept') rather than a biological one.” —Library Journal

“This book is particularly concerned with the backlash against multiculturalism.” —Hungry Mind Review

“This collection of essays works to discover, construct, and reconstruct an appropriate name for the racial identity of European Americans. . .[The] contributors do an excellent job.” —Contemporary Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312224752
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Sociology Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Joe L. Koncheloe teaches at Brooklyn College and Penn State University and Shirley R. Steinberg teaches at Adelphi University. They are co-editors of Measured Lies. Nelson M. Rpdriguez teaches at Ohio University and Ronald E. Chennault teaches at DePaul University.

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