The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition

By: George Lipsitz (author)Paperback

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An unflinching look at white supremacy revealing the many ways that white people profit from identity politics and group privileges

About Author

George Lipsitz is Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition (Temple), Rainbow at Midnight: Labor and Culture in the 1940s, Dangerous Crossroads, and Time Passages.

Contents

Introduction: Bill Moore's Body 1. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness 2. Law and Order: Civil Rights Laws and White Privilege 3. Immigrant Labor and Identity Politics 4. Whiteness and War 5. How Whiteness Works: Inheritance, Wealth, and Health 6. White Desire: Remembering Robert Johnson 7. Lean on Me: Beyond Identity Politics 8. "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac": Antiblack Racism and White Identity 9. "Frantic to Join...the Japanese Army": Beyond the Black-White Binary 10. California: The Mississippi of the 1990s Notes Acknowledgments [to come] Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781592134946
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781592134946
  • ISBN10: 1592134947

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