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Whiteness : an introduction

Author: Steve Garner
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is whiteness? Why is it worth using as a tool in the social sciences? Making sociological sense of the idea of whiteness, this book argues how this concept can help us understand contemporary  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Garner
ISBN: 9780415403634 0415403634 9780415403641 0415403642
OCLC Number: 191858071
Description: viii, 216 p
Contents: 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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