White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America

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Joe L. Kincheloe, Shirley R. Steinberg, Nelson M. Rodriguez, Ronald E. Chennault
Palgrave Macmillan, 2000 - Social Science - 354 pages
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What does it mean to be white in today's society? Is whiteness an ethnicity? White Reign tackles questions like these by examining whiteness as a cultural concept that our society has created and exposing systems that teach us how we think about race. Whiteness permeates every aspect of our society and commands a role in almost every social issue from intelligence testing to affirmative action. The impressive scholars in this collection show us how whiteness is learned and deployed via a variety of social forces, including schools, media, and even cyberspace. By looking at the ideas behind concepts like "reverse racism" and "white privilege," White Reign can help the reader decipher the hidden message of what being white means in our race-conscious society. These essays examine the construction of white identity and the possibility of reshaping whiteness in a progressive, non-racist manner, presenting a culture of whiteness that can be employed by educators, parents, and citizens concerned with racial justice
 

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Contents

Toward an Understanding
31
Whiteness Is The Struggle for Postcolonial Hybridity
63
Deconstructing Some Benign
77
The Invisibility of Whiteness
103
Youth Memory Work and the Racial Politics of Whiteness
123
Whiteness
137
Educating the White Teacher as Ally
159
Perspectives of the Curriculum of Whiteness
177
Developing a Media Literacy of Whiteness in Advertising
193
The Construction
213
Agency and Whiteness
229
Once Upon a Time When We Were White
245
Toward
269
Reproduction of Whiteness
285
Afterword
329
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Joe L. Koncheloe teaches at Brooklyn College and Penn State University and Shirley R. Steinberg teaches at Adelphi University. They are co-editors of Measured Lies. Nelson M. Rpdriguez teaches at Ohio University and Ronald E. Chennault teaches at DePaul University.

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