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

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George Yancy
Taylor & Francis, Feb 24, 2004 - Philosophy - 296 pages
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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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George Yancy holds the McCracken Fellowship in Africaana Studies at New York University. He has edited three previous books, including African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations (Routledge, 1998), Cornel West: A Critical Reader (2001), and The Philosophical i: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy (2002).

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