The Future Of Whiteness

Author : Linda Martín Alcoff
ISBN : 9780745685489
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Sph Renkl Nge

Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN : 9783641208752
Genre : Fiction
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Nicht von dieser Welt Johannes Wright, der Meister-Musiker des Jahres 3229, geht mit seinem Orchester auf seine erste große Reise durch das Sonnensystem. Er will den Menschen, die in den letzten Jahrtausenden Planeten, Monde und Asteroiden besiedelt haben, seine Musik bringen. Sie ist nicht nur die beste, sondern, wie er manchmal feststellen muss, auch die einzige Möglichkeit wahrer Kommunikation. Und so starten Wright und seine Freunde auf Pluto und arbeiten sich in Richtung Sonne vor, jenem schicksalhaften Ereignis entgegen, das sie – und mit ihnen jeden einzelnen Menschen – verändern wird: der absoluten Erkenntnis des Universums.
Category: Fiction

Good Morning Mr Mandela

Author : Zelda la Grange
ISBN : 9783641155469
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ein einzigartiger Blick auf den wahren Nelson Mandela. Zelda la Grange war fast zwanzig Jahre lang die persönliche Assistentin von Nelson Mandela. Eine junge weiße Frau, geprägt von der rassistischen Politik des südafrikanischen Apartheidregime. Die zunächst als Sekretärin für Mandela arbeitete und schließlich zu einer der engsten Vertrauten jenes Mannes wurde, der ihr jahrzehntelang als Feindbild gegolten hatte. Aus der Schreibkraft wurde eine Frau, die mit Nelson Mandela um die Welt reiste, bei Treffen mit Bill Clinton, Johannes Paul II, Yassir Arafat, Morgan Freeman und Gaddafi dabei war und die ihn bis zu seinem Tod begleitete. Und die wie keine andere den wahren Nelson Mandela kennenlernte. Jene außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit, die niemanden unbeeindruckt ließ und zugleich überraschend humorvoll war. Eine Hommage an Mandelas inspirierendes Vermächtnis und ein Aufruf, dass es nie zu spät ist, ein besserer Mensch zu werden.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Retheorizing Race And Whiteness In The 21st Century

Author : Charles A. Gallagher
ISBN : 9781317984627
Genre : Social Science
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Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century examines the role whiteness and white identities play in framing and reworking racial categories, hierarchies and boundaries within the context of nation, class, gender and immigration. It takes as its theoretical starting point the understanding that whiteness is not, and nor has it ever been, a static uniform category of social identification. The scholarship in this book uses new empirical studies to show whiteness as a multiplicity of identities that are historically grounded, class specific, politically manipulated and gendered social relations that inhabit local custom and national sentiment. Contributors to this book examine a wide range of issues, yet all chapters are linked by one common denominator: they examine how power and oppression are articulated, redefined and asserted through various political discourses and cultural practices that privilege whiteness even when the prerogatives of the dominant group are contested. Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century is an important new contribution to the study of whiteness for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Political Science, and Ethnography. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Category: Social Science

Living Alterities

Author : Emily S. Lee
ISBN : 9781438450179
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophers consider race and racism from the perspective of lived, bodily experience. Broadening the philosophical conversation about race and racism, Living Alterities considers how people’s racial embodiment affects their day-to-day lived experiences, the lived experiences of individuals marked by race interacting with and responding to others marked by race, and the tensions that arise between different spheres of a single person’s identity. Drawing on phenomenology and the work of thinkers such as Frantz Fanon, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Iris Marion Young, the essays address the embodiment experiences of African Americans, Muslims, Asian Americans, Latinas, Jews, and white Americans. The volume’s focus on specific situations, temporalities, and encounters provides important context for understanding how race operates in people’s lives in ordinary settings like classrooms, dorm rooms, borderlands, elevators, and families.
Category: Philosophy

White Out

Author : Ashley W. Doane
ISBN : 0415935830
Genre : Social Science
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What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".
Category: Social Science

Intercultural Communication A Reader

Author : Larry A. Samovar
ISBN : 9781133169826
Genre : Performing Arts
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INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER explores how communication values and styles can vary across cultures and communities, providing a thorough introduction to current theory while outlining practical strategies for more effective, culturally aware communication. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER conveys the idea that successful intercultural communication is a matter of highest importance if humankind and society are to survive. This broad-based and highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles--some commissioned solely for this text--that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in a context that allows students to read, understand, and then apply course concepts to their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Performing Arts

Whiteness And Class In Education

Author : John Preston
ISBN : 9781402061080
Genre : Education
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This pioneering volume applies critical whiteness studies in a variety of educational contexts in the United Kingdom. The author uses ethnographic, biographical and documentary research to show how whiteness ‘works’ in education. The book also considers policy issues, and discusses how critical whiteness studies might function in anti-racist practice, shows how ‘white supremacy’ continues to dominate educational discourse and practice and discusses how this can be resisted.
Category: Education

After Whiteness

Author : Mike Hill
ISBN : 9780814735435
Genre : Social Science
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"An immensely valuable ocntribution. As the last generation of witnesses to the Holocaust testify to its horrors, tehy must also testify to its heroes - those who risked all to safe lives. These movingly told stories restore our faith in the human spirit." --William Shirer "The mystery of the rescue phenomenon will probably always elude us. As the rescuers' narratives in this remarkable volume show, the acts of saving Jews seemed spontaneous and natural, and thus the mystery of the rescue act begins to unravel radiantly. The insights which this interdisciplinary collection of essays subtly pieces together s how in unique fashion the preconditions, or the possibilities, of individual and collective courage." --Dennis B. Klein, author of Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement A distinguished group of internationally known individuals, Jews and non-Jews, rescuers and rescued, offer their enriching first-person accounts and reflections that explore the question: Why did the Danes risk their lives to rescue the Jewish population?
Category: Social Science

If These Walls Could Talk

Author : Maureen O'Connell
ISBN : 9780814634042
Genre : Religion
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Philadelphia's community muralism movement is transforming the City of Brotherly Love into the Mural Capital of the World. This remarkable groundswell of public art includes some 3,500 wall-sized canvases: On warehouses and on schools, on mosques and in jails, in courthouses and along overpasses. In If These Walls Could Talk, Maureen O'Connell explores the theological and social significance of the movement. She calls attention to some of the most startling and powerful works it has produced and describes the narratives behind them. In doing so, O'Connell illustrates the ways that the arts can help us think about and work through the seemingly inescapable problems of urban poverty and arrive at responses that are both creative and effective. This is a book on American religion. It incorporates ethnography to explore faith communities that have used larger-than-life religious imagery to proclaim in unprecedented public ways their self-understandings, memories of the past, and visions of the future. It also examines the way this art functions in larger public discourse about problems facing every city in America. But If These Walls Could Talk is also theological text. It considers the theological implications of this most democratic expression of public art, mindful of the three components of every mural: the pieces themselves, those who create them, and those who interpret them. It illuminates a kind of beauty that seeks after social change or, in other words, the largely unexplored relationship between theological aesthetics and ethics.
Category: Religion