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Whiteness : an introduction

Author: Steve Garner
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Making sociological sense of the idea of whiteness, this book skillfully argues how this concept can help us understand contemporary societies, bringing an emphasis on empirical work to a heavily theorised area.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Garner
ISBN: 0415403634 0415403642 020394559X 9780415403634 9780415403641 9780203945599
OCLC Number: 80358978
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the political stakes of using whiteness --
Whiteness as terror and supremacy --
Whiteness as a kind of absence --
Whiteness as values, norms and cultural capital --
Whiteness as contingent hierarchies --
Whiteness in the Caribbean and Latin America --
Whiteness at the margins --
How the Irish became white (again) --
'Asylumgration' : the others blur --
Racial purity, integration and the idea of home --
Conclusion : in defence of the whiteness problematic.
Responsibility: Steve Garner.
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