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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lipsitz
ISBN: 1566396344 9781566396349 1566396352 9781566396356
OCLC Number: 491889969
Description: 1 vol. (XX-274 p.) ; 23 cm
Contents: CONTENTS Introduction: Bill Moore's Body 1 The Possessive Investment in Whiteness 2 Law and Order: Civil Rights Laws and White Privilege 3 Immigrant Labor and Identity Politics 4 Whiteness and War 5 White Fear: O.J. Simpson and the Greatest Story Ever Sold 6 White Desire: Remembering Robert Johnson 7 Lean on Me: Beyond Identity Politics 8 "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac": Antiblack Racism and White Identity 9 "Frantic to Join ... the Japanese Army": Beyond the Black-White Binary 10 California: The Mississippi of the 1990s Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: George Lipsitz.

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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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