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Out of Whiteness : Color, Politics, and Culture - Vron Ware

Out of Whiteness

Color, Politics, and Culture

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780226873428
Number Of Pages: 312

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What happens when people in societies stratified by race refuse to accept the privileges inherent in whiteness? What difference does it make when whites act in a manner that contradicts their designated racial identity? "Out of Whiteness" considers these questions and argues passionately for an imaginative and radical politics against all forms of racism.
Vron Ware and Les Back look at key points in recent American and British culture where the "color line" has been blurred. Through probing accounts of racial masquerades in popular literature, the growth of the white power music scene on the Internet, the meteoric rise of big band jazz during the Second World War, and the pivotal role of white session players in crafting rhythm and blues classics by black artists, Ware and Back upset the idea of race as a symbol of inherent human attributes. Their book gives us a timely reckoning of the forces that continue to make people "white," and reveals to us the polyglot potential of identities and cultures.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Outside the Whalep. 1
Otherworldly Knowledge: Toward a "Language of Perspicuous Contrast"p. 15
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Political Morality of Investigating Whiteness in the Gray Zonep. 33
Seeing through Skin/Seeing through Epidermalizationp. 60
Wagner and Power Chords: Skinheadism, White Power Music, and the Internetp. 94
Mothers of Invention: Good Hearts, Intelligent Minds, and Subversive Actsp. 133
Syncopated Synergy: Dance, Embodiment, and the Call of the Jitterbugp. 169
Ghosts, Trails, and Bones: Circuits of Memory and Traditions of Resistancep. 196
Out of Sight: Southern Music and the Coloring of Soundp. 227
Room with a Viewp. 271
Notesp. 291
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780226873428
ISBN-10: 0226873420
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.48

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