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The Resource The future of whiteness, Linda Martín Alcoff

The future of whiteness, Linda Martín Alcoff

Label
The future of whiteness
Title
The future of whiteness
Statement of responsibility
Linda Martín Alcoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"White identity is in ferment. White, European Americans living in the United States will soon share an unprecedented experience of slipping below 50% of the population. The impending demographic shifts are already felt in most urban centers and the effect is a national backlash of hyper-mobilized political, and sometimes violent, activism with a stated aim that is simultaneously vague and deadly clear: 'to take our country back.' Meanwhile the spectre of 'minority status' draws closer, and the material advantages of being born white are eroding. This is the political and cultural reality tackled by Linda Martín Alcoff in The Future of Whiteness. She argues that whiteness is here to stay, at least for a while, but that half of whites have given up on ideas of white supremacy, and the shared public, material culture is more integrated than ever. More and more, whites are becoming aware of how they appear to non-whites, both at home and abroad, and this is having profound effects on white identity in North America. The young generation of whites today, as well as all those who follow, will have never known a country in which they could take white identity as the unchallenged default that dominates the political, economic and cultural leadership. Change is on the horizon, and the most important battleground is among white people themselves. The Future of Whiteness makes no predictions but astutely analyzes the present reaction and evaluates the current signs of turmoil. Beautifully written and cogently argued, the book looks set to spark debate in the field and to illuminate an important area of racial politics."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alcoff, Linda
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
A46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Race relations
  • Whites
  • United States
Label
The future of whiteness, Linda Martín Alcoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The unbearable whiteness of being -- An analytic of whiteness -- White exceptionalism -- Double consciousness -- Conclusion: A place in the rainbow
Control code
ocn905089377
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780745685458
Lccn
2015007622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905089377
Label
The future of whiteness, Linda Martín Alcoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The unbearable whiteness of being -- An analytic of whiteness -- White exceptionalism -- Double consciousness -- Conclusion: A place in the rainbow
Control code
ocn905089377
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780745685458
Lccn
2015007622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905089377

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