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Being white : stories of race and racism

Author: Karyn D McKinney
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Being White' explores what the author calls "everyday whiteness," that is, whiteness as lived by everyday experience. This volume aims to shed light on a rarely studied or discussed topic.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karyn D McKinney
ISBN: 0415935725 9780415935722 0415935733 9780415935739
OCLC Number: 760521603
Description: xxi, 270 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword - Joe Feagin; Preface: A white woman from the South; 1. 'I could tell my life story without mentioning race:' Exploring everyday whiteness; 2. 'I began to see how important race could be:' Turning points in whiteness; 3. 'Being born in the U.S. to white parents is almost boring:' Whiteness as indescribable and meaningless; 4. 'I feel whiteness when I hear people blaming whites:' Whiteness as culturally stigmatized; 5. 'I was the loser in this rat race:' Whiteness as economically disadvantaged; 6. 'Being white is like being free:' Whiteness and the potential for anti-racism; Appendices: A. Sample Validity; B. Regional Differences; C. Autobiography Guide
Responsibility: Karyn D. McKinney.
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