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Look, A White!: Philosophical Essays on Whiteness
by George Yancy
Temple University Press, 2012
Cloth: 978-1-4399-0853-2 | Paper: 978-1-4399-0854-9 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0855-6
Library of Congress Classification HT1521.Y36 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.8

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Look, a White! returns the problem of whiteness to white people. Prompted by Eric Holder's charge, that as Americans, we are cowards when it comes to discussing the issue of race, noted philosopher George Yancy's essays map out a structure of whiteness.

He considers whiteness within the context of racial embodiment, film, pedagogy, colonialism, its "danger," and its position within the work of specific writers. Identifying the embedded and opaque ways white power and privilege operate, Yancy argues that the Black countergaze can function as a "gift" to whites in terms of seeing their own whiteness more effectively.

Throughout Look, a White! Yancy pays special attention to the impact of whiteness on individuals, as well as on how the structures of whiteness limit the capacity of social actors to completely untangle the way whiteness operates, thus preventing the erasure of racism in social life.

 


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