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White identities [electronic resource] : a critical sociological approach / Simon Clarke and Steve Garner.

Author/Creator:
Clarke, Simon, 1962-
Publication:
London ; New York : Pluto Press, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240 p.)
Subjects:
Whites -- Race identity.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The study of white ethnicities is becoming increasingly important in the social sciences. This book provides a critical introduction to the topic. Whiteness has traditionally been seen as "ethnically transparent" - the marker against which other ethnicities are measured. This analysis is clearly incorrect, but only recently have many race and ethnicity scholars moved away from focusing on ethnic minorities and instead oriented their studies around the construction of white identities. Simon Clarke and Steve Garner's book is designed to guide students as they explore how white identities are forged using both sociological and psycho-social ideas.Including an excellent survey of the existing literature and original research from the UK, this book will be an invaluable guide for sociology students taking modules in race and ethnicity.
Contents:
Researching 'whiteness' : an introduction
Whiteness studies in the context of the USA
Empirical research into white racialised identities in Britain
Britishness
Whiteness and post-imperial Britain
Psycho-social interpretations of cultural identity : constructing the white 'we'
Media representations : constructing the 'not white' other
Whiteness, home and community
Researching whiteness : psycho-social methodologies
Conclusion.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-236) and index.
Contributor:
Garner, Steve, 1963-
ISBN:
1-84964-387-3
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