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Shades of White: White Kids and Racial Identities in High School

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  2 reviews
What does it mean to be young, American, and white at the dawn of the twenty-first century? By exploring this question and revealing the everyday social processes by which high schoolers define white identities, Pamela Perry offers much-needed insights into the social construction of race and whiteness among youth.
Through ethnographic research and in-depth interviews of st
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published February 14th 2002 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 24th 2002)
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Tiny Pants
I feel bad giving this only two stars, but I feel like it would be overreaching to say I "liked it." It's a really admirable effort, and an important subject of study, but I felt like it too often came up short. Perry is prone to letting her subjects more or less speak in their own voices for pages and pages at a time, and then summarizing or making attributions that feel questionable -- like you just showed me a bunch of your data, but I sure didn't see that in it, so I'm not inclined to trust ...more
Kyle
Very, very good.
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