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What White Looks Like : African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question - George Yancy

What White Looks Like

African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question

By: George Yancy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415966153
Number Of Pages: 296

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In the burgeoning field of whiteness studies, "What White Looks Like" takes a unique approach to the subject by collecting the ideas of African-American philosophers. George Yancy has brought together a group of thinkers who address the problematic issues of whiteness as a category requiring serious analysis. What does white look like when viewed through philosophical training and African-American experience?
In this volume, Robert Birt asks if whites can "live whiteness authentically." Janine Jones examines what it means to be a "goodwill white." Joy James tells of beating her "addiction" to white supremacy, while Arnold Farr writes on making whiteness visible in Western philosophy. "What White Looks Like" brings a badly needed critique and philosophically sophisticated perspective to central issue of contemporary society.

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"'This remarkable and provocative collection brings together philosophy and activism, synthesis and critique, Marx and Fanon, feminism and anti-racism, humor and high seriousness. Its essays offer sharp, useful challenges to those of us advocating the "abolition" of whiteness, as they specify the centrality of racism to Western thought and Western thoughtlessness.' - David Roediger, University of Illinois"

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction Fragments of a Social Ontology of Whitenessp. 1
Racial Exploitation and the Wages of Whitenessp. 25
The Bad Faith of Whitenessp. 55
The Impairment of Empathy in Goodwill Whites for African Americansp. 65
Delegitimizing the Normativity of "Whiteness"p. 87
A Foucauldian (Genealogical) Reading of Whitenessp. 107
Whiteness Visiblep. 143
Rehabilitate Racial Whiteness?p. 159
Critical Reflections on Three Popular Tropes in the Study of Whitenessp. 173
Whiteness and Africana Phenomenologyp. 195
On the Nature of Whiteness and the Ontology of Racep. 211
Silence and Sympathyp. 227
Whiteness and Feminismp. 243
The Academic Addictp. 263
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780415966153
ISBN-10: 0415966159
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 18th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1