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The possessive investment in whiteness : how white people profit from identity politics

Author: George Lipsitz
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1998.
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In this look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz probes into the ways that race determines life chances and structures experience in the contemporary United States. [publisher].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lipsitz
ISBN: 1566396344 9781566396349 1566396352 9781566396356
OCLC Number: 38174247
Description: xx, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bill Moore's body --
The possessive investment in whiteness --
Law and order : civil rights laws and white privilege --
Immigrant labor and identity politics --
Whiteness and war --
How whiteness works : inheritance, wealth, and health --
White desire : remembering Robert Johnson --
Lean on me : beyond identity politics --
"Swing low, sweet Cadillac" : antiblack racism and white identity --
"Frantic to join ... the Japanese army" : beyond the black-white binary --
California : the Mississippi of the 1990's --
Change the focus and reverse the hypnosis : learning from New Orleans.
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Attacking the common view that whiteness is a meaningless category of identity, this book shows that public policy and private prejudice insure that whites wind up on top of the social hierarchy. It  Read more...

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"If we could only take one book with us into the 21st century, this is the one I would choose. With lucidity and passion, George Lipsitz reveals that so-called 'color-blind' public policy actually Read more...

 
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