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Off White : Readings on Power, Privilege, and Resistance - Michelle Fine

Off White

Readings on Power, Privilege, and Resistance

Paperback Published: 12th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415949651
Number Of Pages: 464

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Published in 1997, Off White brought a much-needed analysis of the white racialization process to the multicultural discussion, particularly within the field of education. While the collection is primarily focused on the field of education, contributors hailed from a range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, women's studies, and ethnic studies. The studies documented the characteristics of whiteness but also revealed the ways that whiteness demands and constitutes hierarchy, exclusion, and deprivation. For this new edition the editors have crafted a volume more deliberately focused on the material conditions of whiteness as a privilege, and the turns of whiteness produced when individuals and collectives take up a challenge to contemporary racial formations. They have also added a section that speaks to the theory of research methods for studying whiteness and racial formations - a particularly important addition for those in education and psychology programs. With a new introduction from the editors, nine entirely new pieces, and the best of the first edition fully updated, this new edition of Off White will continue to be a classic in the field.

Industry Reviews

"In a crowded field of books interrogating the concept of whiteness, "Off White clearly and deftly distinguishes itself from the pack. This superb collection emphasizes the materiality of white privilege and the ways whiteness is represented, expressed, and embedded in various social sites and institutions. We peer into the 'souls of white folks, ' and consider the emergent politics and practices that can trouble, subvert, and challenge white racial privilege." -Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeley ""Off White is a highly valuable contribution to the debate on the connections between 'race' and power. The breadth of the theories and methodologies represented, not to mention the numerous insights provided by the authors, many of whom are committed to anti-racist pedagogies, makes "Off White an intellectually stimulating and personally challenging book." Reviews of the First Edition -"Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Prefacep. vii
Behind Blue Eyes: Whiteness and Contemporary U.S. Racial Politicsp. 3
How Did Jews Become White Folks?p. 17
Behind the Gates: Social Splitting and the "Other"p. 35
Black Infants and White Men: Tied into a Single Garment of Destinyp. 52
Keeping the White Queen in Playp. 65
Making White Right: Race and the Politics of Educational Reformp. 74
Whites Are from Mars, O. J. Is from Planet Hollywood: Blacks Don't Support O. J. and Whites Just Don't Get Itp. 89
Growing Up Girl: Psychosocial Explorations of Gender and Classp. 98
Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence: Random School Shootings 1982-2001p. 114
Excavating a "Moment in History": Privilege and Loss inside White Working-Class Masculinityp. 128
Affirmative Action: Diversity, Merit, and the Benefit of White Peoplep. 145
Race, Suburban Resentment, and the Representation of the Inner City in Contemporary Film and Televisionp. 163
The Revolution of Little Girlsp. 175
Representations of Race and Social Responsibility: News Stories about Neglect and Failure to Protectp. 186
Finding a Place to Pee and Other Struggles of Ethnography: Reflections on Race and Methodp. 206
White Experimenters, White Blood, and Other White Conditions: Locating the Psychologist's Racep. 215
The Achievement (K)not: Whiteness and "Black Underachievement"p. 235
Witnessing Whiteness/Gathering Intelligencep. 245
Color Blindness in Teacher Education: An Optical Delusionp. 257
Resisting Diversity: An Alaskan Case of Institutional Strugglep. 273
"We Didn't See Color": The Salience of Color Blindness in Desegregated Schoolsp. 284
Narrating the Multicultural Nation: Rosa Parks and the White Mythology of the Civil Rights Movementp. 302
Through the Looking Glass: Implications of Studying Whiteness for Feminist Methodsp. 315
Racism and "Whiteness" in Transitions to Peace: Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and the Struggle for Justicep. 331
Racial Wrongs and Restitutions: The Role of Guilt and Other Group-Based Emotionsp. 345
White Educators as Allies: Moving from Awareness to Actionp. 362
The Racing of Capability and Culpability in Desegregated Schools: Discourses of Merit and Responsibilityp. 373
White Antiracism in Multiracial Familiesp. 395
Whiteness of a Different Color?p. 411
Contributorsp. 431
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9780415949651
ISBN-10: 0415949653
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.55 x 17.78  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition