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.
About 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.
Table of Contents
ForewordMichael Apple * I: Theory and Pedagogy * Addressing the Crisis of WhitenessJoe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg * Emptying the Content of WhitenessNelson M. Rodriguez * Whiteness Is . . . The Struggle for Postcolonial HybridityPeter McLaren * Is the Benign Really Harmless?Frances V. Rains * America's Racial UnconsciousMonica Beatriz deMello Patterson * Youth, Memory-Work, and the Radical Politics of WhitenessHenry A. Giroux * "They Got the Paradigm and Painted it White"Frances Maher and Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault * Educating the White Teacher as AllyConnie Titone * Perspectives of the Curriculum of WhitenessLadislaus Semali * II: Culture and Pedagogy * Developing a Media Literacy of Whiteness in AdvertisingDaniel R. Nicholson * Whitewashing "The Strip"Barbara G. Brents and Melissa J. Monson * Okie NarrativesClinton B. Allison * Once Upon a Time When We Were WhiteKaren Anijar * Computer-Assisted RacismVicki K. Carter * The Learning OrganizationSharon L. Howell * Interview with Michael Eric DysonRonald E. Chennault * AfterwordCameron McCarthy