White Man Falling: Race, Gender, and White Supremacy by Abby Ferber, Abby L. Ferber
The voice and writings of white supremacists provide the basis for Abby Ferber's provocative critique of America's most extreme form of racism. Using excerpts and illustrations from such rarely seen publications as National Vanguard, White Patriot, and White Power, this new book explores the world of white supremacists and the way they imagine racial and gender identity. Ferber examines their belief that white men are becoming victims, and their response to this threat: the reassertion of white male power. This book provides a history of race as a concept, as well as an account of the white supremacist movement, including such groups as the Ku Klux Klan, the Neo-Nazis, and skinheads. Ferber puts this movement into a wider context, arguing that, in important respects, white supremacist ideology resembles that of the mainstream by sharing basic assumptions about race and gender. White Man Falling is a startling portrait of the perception that white masculinity is in crisis and white supremacist attempts to reassert dominance. The end picture is one that holds serious repercussions not only for the future of the white man, but for all people.
Abby L. Ferber is professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is the author of numerous articles on race, gender, and right-wing social movements. She lives in Denver, Colorado
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 List of Illustrations Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part I: Constructing Race and Gender Chapter 4 The Bounds of Whiteness Chapter 5 Reading Race and Gender Chapter 6 Planting the Seed: The Invention of Race Chapter 7 Cultivating the Seed: The Organized White Supremacist Movement in the United States Part 8 Part II: Reading White Supremacy Chapter 9 Defining Difference Chapter 10 It All Comes Down to Sexuality: Interracial Sexuality and the Threat to Difference Chapter 11 Boundary Transgressions Chapter 12 Mongrel Monstrosities Chapter 13 Securing the Borders Chapter 14 No Final Solution Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Appendix: Primary Sources Chapter 17 Index