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Critical White Studies

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A sweeping portrait of the emerging of whiteness studies, Critical White Studies presents, for the first time, the best work from sociology, law, history, cultural studies, and literature. Delgado and Stefancic expressly offer critical white studies as the next step in critical race theory. In focusing on whiteness, not only do they ask nonwhites to look more closely at wh ...more
Paperback, 704 pages
Published June 29th 1997 by Temple University Press (first published 1997)
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Gordon Howard
Jan 25, 2015 Gordon Howard rated it it was ok
A whole bunch of mini-articles and excerpts on the same topic - the endemic racism of American society and its unique (not in a good way) obsession with race. The low rating is because many of the articles and excerpts are dense and inconmprehensible, and the only counterpoints presented are straw men. The low rating is NOT because this is an unimportant topic - it is a very important topic, perhaps the MOST important, in our American civilization. An updated version of this book, published in 1 ...more
Paul
May 11, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it
I cannot say that I read every article in this brick of a book. However, those that I have read have been well-read, interseting, and thought provoking. As I consider the sources of race oppression, it becomes more and more apparent that power is maintained through two mechanisms: 1) Create a dichotomy (us v. them) 2) Make sure that "us" is very hard to define. In other words, it can be fluid and broad enough to be called "normal." This book was the first to illustrate this pattern for me and it ...more
Steven
Jul 24, 2007 Steven rated it it was amazing
This is the best collection of cultural studies on race and gender I have yet to come across. A must read for any budding Sociologist!
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Dec 19, 2013 Princess rated it really liked it
I did not read all of the essays in this collection, but I found the ones that I did read illuminating/ thought-provoking.
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