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White privilege : essential readings on the other side of racism

Author: Paula S Rothenberg
Publisher: New York : Worth Publishers, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vital, eye-opening, and powerful, this unique anthology expertly presents the significance and complexity of whiteness today and illuminates the nature of privilege and power in our society. White Privilege leads students through the ubiquity and corresponding invisibility of whiteness; the historical development of whiteness and its role in race relations over time; the real everyday effects of privilege and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula S Rothenberg
ISBN: 0716752956 9780716752950
OCLC Number: 45636875
Description: xi, 148 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
About the author --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Whiteness : the power of invisibility --
1. The matter of whiteness / Richard Dyer --
2. Failing to see / Harlon Dalton --
3. Representations of whiteness in the black imagination / bell hooks --
Questions for thinking, writing, and discussion for part one --
pt. 2. Whiteness : the power of the past --
1. How white people became white / James R. Barrett and David Roediger --
2. How Jews became white folks / Karen Brodkin --
3. Becoming Hispanic : Mexican Americans and whiteness / Neil Foley --
4. The possessive investment in whiteness / George Lipsitz --
Questions for thinking, writing, and discussion for part two --
pt. 3. Whiteness : the power of privilege --
1. Making systems of privilege visible / Stephanie M. Wildman with Adrienne D. Davis. 2. White privilege : unpacking the invisible knapsack / Peggy McIntosh --
3. White privilege shapes the U.S. / Robert Jensen --
4. Membership has its privileges : thoughts on acknowledging and challenging whiteness / Tim Wise --
Questions for thinking, writing, and discussion for part three --
pt. 4. Whiteness : the power of resistance --
1. Breaking the silence / Beverly Tatum --
2. Confronting one's own racism / Joe Feagin and Hernan Vera --
3. How white people can serve as allies to people of color in the struggle to end racism / Paul Kivel --
Questions for thinking, writing, and discussion for part four --
Suggestions for further reading --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Paula S. Rothenberg.

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"Vital, eye-opening, and powerful, this unique anthology expertly presents the significance and complexity of whiteness today and illuminates the nature of privilege and power in our society. White Privilege leads students through the ubiquity and corresponding invisibility of whiteness; the historical development of whiteness and its role in race relations over time; the real everyday effects of privilege and its opposite, oppression; and finally, how our system of privilege can be changed"--amazon.com.

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