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White Out

The Continuing Significance of Racism

Edited by Ashley W. Doane, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Routledge – 2003 – 344 pages

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Description

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".

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

Author Bio

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.

Name: White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Ashley W. Doane, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. 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...
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