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Waste of a white skin : the Carnegie Corporation and the racial logic of white vulnerability

Author: Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A pathbreaking history of the development of scientific racism, white nationalism, and segregationist philanthropy in the U.S. and South Africa in the early 20th century, Waste of a White Skin focuses on the American Carnegie Corporation's study of race in South Africa, The Poor White Study, and its influence on the creation of apartheid. This book demonstrates the ways in which U.S. elites supported apartheid and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
ISBN: 9780520280861 0520280865 9780520280878 0520280873
OCLC Number: 877369572
Description: xviii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Forgeries of history : the Poor White Study --
The visual culture of white poverty as the history of South Africa and the United States : repetition, rediscovery, playing with whiteness --
The white primitive : whiteness studies, embodiment, invisibility, property --
The roots of white poverty : cheap, lazy, inefficient ... black --
Origin stories about segregationist philanthropy --
Carnegie in Africa and the knowledge politics of apartheid : research agendas not taken --
"I'll give you something to cry about" : the intraracial violence of uplift feminism in the Carnegie Poor White Study volume, the mother and daughter of the poor family --
Conclusion : race makes nation.
Responsibility: Tiffany Willoughby-Herard.

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Telling the history of the development of scientific racism, white nationalism, and segregationist philanthropy in the US and South Africa in the early twentieth century, this book focuses on the  Read more...

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"Hisorically grounded and politically provocative examination." Race & Class

 
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