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Being white : stories of race and racism / Karyn D. McKinney.

Author/Creator:
McKinney, Karyn D., 1969-, author.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 270 p.
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Subjects:
White people -- Race identity -- United States.
Youth -- United States -- Attitudes.
Race awareness -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
'Being White' explores what the author calls 'everyday whiteness,' that is, whiteness as lived by everyday experience. This volume aims to shed light on a rarely studied or discussed topic.
Karyn McKinney uses written autobiographies solicited from young white people to empirically analyze the contours of the white experience in U.S. society. This text offers a unique view of whiteness based on the rich data provided by whites themselves, writing about what it means to be white. Karyn McKinney uses written autobiographies solicited from young white people to empirically analyze the contours of the white experience in U.S. society. This text offers a unique view of whiteness based on the rich data provided by whites themselves, writing about what it means to be white.
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Foreword - Joe Feagin; Preface: A white woman from the South; 1. 'I could tell my life story without mentioning race:' Exploring everyday whiteness; 2. 'I began to see how important race could be:' Turning points in whiteness; 3. 'Being born in the U.S. to white parents is almost boring:' Whiteness as indescribable and meaningless; 4. 'I feel whiteness when I hear people blaming whites:' Whiteness as culturally stigmatized; 5. 'I was the loser in this rat race:' Whiteness as economically disadvantaged; 6. 'Being white is like being free:' Whiteness and the potential for anti-racism; Appendices: A. Sample Validity; B. Regional Differences; C. Autobiography Guide
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-266) and index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
ISBN:
1-136-06434-6
0-203-61680-4
1-299-47948-0
1-136-06426-5
OCLC:
862046925
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203616802 doi