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Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States The Politics of Remembering von Pinder, Sherrow O. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 16.12.2011
  • Verlag: Lexington Books
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Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States

Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States, in order to account for the never ending discrimination toward racialized ethnic groups including First Nations, blacks, Chinese, and Mexicans, revisits the history of whiteness in the United States. It shows the difference between remembering a history of human indignities and recreating one that composes its own textual memory. More specifically, it reformulates how the historically reliant positionality of whiteness, as a part of the everyday practice and discourse of white supremacy, would later become institutionalized. Even though ',whiteness studies,' with the intention of exposing white privilege, has entered the realm of academic research and is moving toward antiracist forms of whiteness or, at least, toward antiracist approaches for a different form of whiteness, it is not equipped to relinquish the privilege that comes with normalized whiteness. Hence, in order to construct a post white identity, whiteness would have to be denormalized and freed of it of its presumptive hegemony.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 16.12.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780739164914
    Verlag: Lexington Books
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