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Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity

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"Passing is a strange thing. It has a large circumference. It is a way for us to see and not see, a way for us to be seen and not be seen. It looks at us and turns away from us at the same time. Passing shifts our social positions amidst social limitations. Constant movement is what makes passing so easy for us to wonder about and so difficult to understand. Translation: passing demands that we think hard about issues of identity and rhetoric, of the public and the private, in ways that most of us are privileged enough to ignore if we so choose. But if we pay attention, passing can reveal our collective blind spots as well as our individual similarities and differences. Passing forces us to think and rethink what exactly makes a person black, white, or "other," and why we care. It helps us create worlds we can actually live in. And it makes us think about the ties and binds of pleasure, language, and action. It makes us consider the hazards of silence and the hope of communication. Passing is profound."

--from the Preface

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602583122
Author:
Dawkins, Marcia Alesan
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
racial passing
Subject:
Passing
Subject:
Disability
Subject:
Human trafficking
Subject:
hacktivism
Subject:
Identity theft
Subject:
typecasting
Subject:
password
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w images
Pages:
285
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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