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Whiteness : an introduction

Author: Steve Garner
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©2007.
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Making sociological sense of the idea of whiteness, this book skilfully argues how this concept can help us understand contemporary societies, bringing an emphasis on empirical work to a heavily theorized area.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Garner, Steve, 1963-
Whiteness.
London ; New York : Routledge, ©2007
(DLC) 2007002177
(OCoLC)80358978
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Garner
ISBN: 9780203945599 020394559X 0415403634 9780415403634 9780415403641 0415403642
OCLC Number: 174143355
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
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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