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

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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
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3 stars for nostalgic feelings it brought up for me, but her conclusions feel pat and many of her observations left me feeling like she stopped digging before she hit pay dirt.
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