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Habits of Whiteness offers a new way to talk about race and racism by focusing on racial habits and how to change them. According to Terrance MacMullan, the concept of racial whiteness has undermined attempts to create a truly democratic society in the United States. By getting to the core of the racism that lives on in unrecognized habits, MacMullan argues clearly and charitably for white folk to recognize the distance between their color-blind ideals and their actual behavior. Revitalizing the work of W. E. B. Du Bois and John Dewey, MacMullan shows how it is possible to reconstruct racial habits and close the gap between people. This forthright and persuasive analysis of the impulses of whiteness ultimately reorganizes them into something more compatible with our country's increasingly multicultural heritage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: “¡¿Que Haces Gringuito?!”
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. Part 1. History
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. 1 Bacon’s Rebellion and the Advent of Whiteness
  2. pp. 25-42
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  1. 2 The Draft Riots of 1863 and the Defense of White Privilege
  2. pp. 43-56
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  1. Part 2. Pragmatist Tools
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. 3 John Dewey and Inquiry
  2. pp. 59-70
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  1. 4 Race as Deweyan Habit
  2. pp. 71-93
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  1. 5 Du Bois and the Gift of Race
  2. pp. 94-109
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  1. 6 Du Bois’s Critique of Whiteness
  2. pp. 110-126
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  1. Part 3. Contemporary Problems and Debates
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. 7 Whiteness in Post–Civil Rights America
  2. pp. 129-145
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  1. 8 Contemporary Debates on Whiteness
  2. pp. 146-164
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  1. Part 4. Reconstructing Whiteness
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. 9 Habits of Whiteness
  2. pp. 167-181
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  1. 10 Whiteness Reconstructed
  2. pp. 182-210
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  1. Conclusion: Gifts beyond the Pale
  2. pp. 211-226
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 227-242
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 243-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-254
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253002884
Print ISBN
9780253318138
MARC Record
OCLC
406558889
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
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