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White Out
The Continuing Significance of Racism





ISBN 9780415935838
Published August 14, 2003 by Routledge
344 Pages

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What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".

Table of Contents

Part 1 PART I Rethinking Whiteness Studies; Chapter 1 Rethinking Whiteness Studies, WoodyDoane; Part 2 PART II New Perspectives on Whiteness; Chapter 2 Whitewashing Race: A Critical Perspective on Whiteness, Margaret L.Andersen; Chapter 3 White Supremacy as Sociopolitical System: A Philosophical Perspective, CharlesW. Mills; Chapter 4 Rethinking Whiteness Historiography: The Case of Italians in Chicago, 1890–1945, Thomas A.Guglielmo; Chapter 5 Shades of Whiteness: The Mexican American Experience in Relation to Anglos and Blacks, EdwardMurguia, TyroneForman; Chapter 6 Rejecting Blackness and Claiming Whiteness: Antiblack Whiteness in the Biracial Project, MinkahMakalani; Chapter 7 Who Are These White People?:“Rednecks,” “Hillbillies,” And “White Trash” As Marked Racial Subjects; Chapter 8 The Beautiful American: Sincere Fictions of the White Messiah in Hollywood Movies, HernánVera, AndrewM. Gordon; Part 3 PART III Whiteness and Color-Blind Racism: Empirical Studies; Chapter 9 White Fright: Reproducing White Supremacy through Casual Discourse, KristenMyers; Chapter 10 Playing the White Ethnic Card: Using Ethnic Identity to Deny Contemporary Racism, Charles A.Gallagher; Chapter 11 Some Are More Equal than Others: Lessons on Whiteness from School, Amanda E.Lewis; Chapter 12 Good Neighborhoods, Good Schools: Race and the “Good Choices” of White Families, Heather BethJohnson, Thomas M.Shapiro; Chapter 13 White Views of Civil Rights: Color Blindness and Equal Opportunity, NancyDitomaso, RochelleParks-Yancy, CorinnePost; Chapter 14 “Racing for Innocence”: Whiteness, Corporate Culture, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action, Jennifer L.Pierce; Chapter 15 Blinded by Whiteness: The Development of White College Students' Racial Awareness, Mark A.Chesler, MelissaPeet, ToddSevig; Part 4 PART IV Whiteness and Antiracism; Chapter 16 Diverse Perspectives on Doing Antiracism: The Younger Generation, Karyn D.Mckinney, Joe R.Feagin; Chapter 17 The Political Is Personal: The Influence of White Supremacy on White Antiracists'Personal Relationships, EileenO'Brien; Part 5 PART V Conclusion; Chapter 18 “New Racism,” Color-Blind Racism, and the Future of Whiteness in America, EduardoBonilla-Silva; Notes; References; Contributors; Index;

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Biography

Ashley "Woody" Doane is Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Hartford. He is also the past President of the Association for Humanist Sociology.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas A & M University. He is the past Chair of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the American Sociological Association. He is also the author of White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era, co-winner of the 2002 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, and Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States.

Reviews

"This wide-ranging and often brilliant collection places the critical study of whiteness right where it belongs--squarely within the larger framework of an analysis of a larger racial system that produces inequality and misery. Of all of the anthologies on whiteness, White Out is far and away the most successful at detailing how and why social structures matter when racial ideologies are made." -- David Roediger is the author of Colored White: Transcending The Racial Past
"An immensely valuable book. Here you will find vital information and analysis, both of the payoffs racism offers to whites, and of the immense costs racism imposes on the white psyche." -- Howard Winant, author of The World is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II
"Provides greater depth and breath than previous studies by moving these discussions in the direction of a long overdue structural examination of racism, while pointing to new directions for further research." -- G. Reginald Daniel, author of More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order
"Moving beyond static conceptualizations of whiteness, White Out redirects the focus of whiteness studies and produces an empirical understanding of white identity and the practices it produces." -- David T. Wellman, author of Portraits of White Racism
"This wide-ranging and often brilliant collection places the critical study of whiteness right where it belongs--squarely within the larger framework of an analysis of a larger racial system that produces inequality and misery. Of all of the anthologies on whiteness, White Out is far and away the most successful at detailing how and why social structures matter when racial ideologies are made." -- David R. Roediger is the author of COLORED WHITE: TRANSCENDING THE RACIAL PAST
"This wide-ranging and often brilliant collection places the critical study of whiteness right where it belongs--squarely within the larger framework of an analysis of a larger racial system that produces inequality and misery. Of all of the anthologies on whiteness, White Out is far and away the most successful at detailing how and why social structures matter when racial ideologies are made." -- David R. Roediger is the author of Colored White: Transcending The Racial Past