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Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit
Racial Situations challenges perspectives on race that rely upon oft-repeated claims that race is culturally constructed and, hence, simply false and distorting. John Hartigan asserts, instead, that we need to explain how race is experienced by people as a daily reality. His starting point is the lives of white people in Detroit. As a distinct minority, whites in this city ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 24th 1999 by Princeton University Press
(first published October 4th 1999)
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The author switches tones and writing styles midway through the book which really annoyed me. If you are not an anthropologist or had multiple classes of anthropology I would not suggest reading. Its very hard to understand all the technical words without more than one class knowledge. In my own opinion, the author portrays the citizens as rather stupid and incompetent when they are actually fairly smart in different subjects.