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

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Philosophy - 279 pages
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In the burgeoning field of whiteness studies, What White Looks Like is the first volume in which the subject is addressed by African-American philosophers. George Yancy has brought together a group of thinkers who address the problematic issue 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 a central issue of contemporary society.
 

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Contents

Racial Exploitation and the Wages of Whiteness
25
The Bad Faith of Whiteness
55
The Impairment of Empathy in Goodwill
65
A Foucauldian Genealogical Reading of
107
Rehabilitate Racial Whiteness?
159
Critical Reflections on Three Popular Tropes
173
Whiteness and Africana Phenomenology
195
On the Nature of Whiteness and the Ontology
211
Deweys Whiteness
227
Deja Vu Discourses
243
Mainlining Kicking
263
Index
269
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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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