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White Privilege, Second Edition: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism

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Studies of racism often focus on its devastating effects on the victims of prejudice. But no discussion of race is complete without exploring the other side--the ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from racial bias.


White Privilege, Second Edition, the revision to the ground-breaking anthology from Paula Rothenberg, continues her efforts from the first edition. Two new essays contribute to the discussion of the nature and history of white power. The concluding section again challenges readers to explore ideas for using the power and the concept of white privilege to help combat racism in their own lives.


Brief, inexpensive, and easily integrated with other texts, this interdisciplinary collection of commonsense, non-rhetorical readings lets educators incorporate discussions of whiteness and white privilege into a variety of disciplines, including sociology, English composition, psychology, social work, women's studies, political science, and American studies.

Book News Annotation:

This anthology of 16 essays and articles seeks to make whiteness visible, to analyze the nature of white privilege, and to offer suggestions for using that privilege to combat racism. An interdisciplinary collection intended to be used in a number of different courses, it covers the power of invisibility, the power of the past, the power of privilege, and the power of resistance. Each section ends with questions for thinking, writing, and discussion. No date is cited for the first edition.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents




 Part One  Whiteness: The Power of Invisibility

    1. The Matter of Whiteness, Richard Dyer

    2. Failing to See, Harlan Dalton

    3. Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination, bell hooks

    Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion.


  Part Two  Whiteness: The Power of The Past

  *1. Sociohistorical Foundations of Whiteness, Philip C. Wander, Judith N. Martin, and Thomas K Nakayama

    2. How White People Became White, James E. Barrett and David Roediger

    3. How Jews became White Folks, Karen Brodkin

    4. Becoming Hispanic: Mexican Americans and Whiteness, Neil Foley

    5. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, George Lipsitz

    Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion


  Part Three  Whiteness: The Power of Privilege

    1. Making Systems of Privilege Visible, Stephanie M. Wildman with Adrienne Davis

    *2. Privilege as Paradox, Allan G. Johnson

    3. White Privilege; Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh

    4. White Privilege Shapes the U.S., Robert Jensen 

    5. Membership Has its Privileges: Thoughts on Acknowledging and Challenging Whiteness, Tim Wise

    Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion


  Part Four   Whiteness: The Power of Resistance

    1. Breaking the Silence, Beverly Tatum

    2. Confronting One's Own Racism, Joe Feagin and Hernan Vera

    3. How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism, Paul Kivel

    Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion


    Suggestions for Further Reading


Product Details

Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism
Rothenberg, Paula S.
Rothenberg, Paula S.
Rothenberg, Paula S.
Worth Publishers
Gender Studies
Discrimination & Racism
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Race relations
Sociology - General
Ethnic Studies - General
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Second Edition
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9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict

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