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Portraits of White Racism - David T. Wellman

Portraits of White Racism

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Published: 24th January 1994
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Challenging the notion that racism consists simply of prejudice in the minds of individuals, this book argues instead that racism is a set of culturally acceptable beliefs that defend the advantages whites have obtained in American society. The book is based on five chapters of interviews. The second edition is updated with a new preface, introduction, and epilogue that take into account both the recent sociological theorizing about racism and new research by Wellman.

"Timely, provocative, and challenging." The Reader's Catalog Bulletin "...Wellman provides insight on how the racial ideas of scholars filter into meanings of race for individual Americans...Wellman's exploration of white racism dramatically confirms the almost unconscious nature of racism...Wellman shows that race is a fundamental component of American national identity...Racism, as Wellman elucidates in his analysis, has its roots in the structure of the society, not in the separate psyches of flawed and prejudiced individuals." Debra Van Ausdale, Journal of American Ethnic History

Preface to the second editionp. ix
Preface to the first editionp. xi
Introduction to the second editionp. 1
Prejudiced people are not the only racists in Americap. 27
From theory to research and back again--a methodological discussionp. 63
"I favor anything that doesn't affect me personally." Gene Danichp. 87
"The trouble is all this suspicion between us." Darlene Kurierp. 116
"If I could do it, why can't they do it?" Dick Wilsonp. 141
"Convincing people that this is a racist country is like selling soap--if agitators say it enough times people will believe it." John Harperp. 166
"There wouldn't be any problems if people's heads were in the right place." Robertap. 188
Toward a sociology of white racismp. 206
Epilogue: From Bensonhurst to Berkeley (with Howard Pinderhughes)p. 223
Interview guidep. 248
Referencesp. 254
Indexp. 264
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ISBN: 9780521458108
ISBN-10: 0521458102
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 24th January 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised