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Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Anthony Harkins

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the evolution of one of the most pervasive and enduring American icons from the 18th-century to the present day. Spanning film, literature, and the entire expanse of American ... More


White Racial Identities through the Lens of Interracial Intimacy

Amy C. Steinbugler

in Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199743551
eISBN:
9780199979370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743551.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

To explore how interracial intimacy shapes individual racial identities, this chapter temporarily sets aside the sociological concept of racework and takes on a social-psychological perspective. It ... More


The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Veronica T. Watson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The Souls of White Folks: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques Whiteness as social construction ... More


Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Katelyn E. Knox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France Knox turns the tables France’s rhetoric of ‘internal otherness’, asking her reader not to spot those deemed France’s others but rather to ... More


Yaari with Angrez: Whiteness for a New Bollywood Hero 1

TERESA HUBEL

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter comments on the relative insignificance of whiteness to Hindi film narratives, with white characters turning up, when they do, often as peripheral figures to create the effect of ... More


Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

Camille Walsh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638942
eISBN:
9781469638959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638942.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the United States, it is quite common to lay claim to the benefits of society by appealing to “taxpayer citizenship”--the idea that, as taxpayers, we deserve access to certain social services like ... More


Madness and marginality: The lives of Kenya's White insane

Will Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719088896
eISBN:
9781781705827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088896.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Kenya Colony, for the British at least, has customarily been imagined as a place of wealthy settler-farmers, sun-lit panoramas and the adventure of safari. Yet for the majority of Europeans who went ... More


The Souls of White Folk: White settlers in Kenya, 1900s-20s

Brett L. Shadle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095344
eISBN:
9781781708910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095344.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Kenya’s white settlers have long captivated observers. They are alternately celebrated and condemned, painted as romantic pioneers or hedonistic bed-hoppers or crude racists. If we wish to better ... More


Conclusion: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (a Female British Star)

Melanie Williams

in Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter goes back over the time period covered by the book’s preceeding chapters and thinks about the exclusisons from the category of star which have operated in British cinema, with ... More


Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Angelina E. Castagno

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Educators across the nation are engaged in well-meaning efforts to address diversity in schools given the current context of NCLB, Race to the Top, and the associated pressures of standardization and ... More


“Stuff White People Like”: Stance, Class, Race, and Internet Commentary

Shana Walton and Alexandra Jaffe

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the humorous blog Stuff White People Like, examining both the stances towards Whiteness taken by the author as well as the stances taken up by readers in online commentaries. ... More


Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Lisa Uddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Why do we feel bad at the zoo? In a fascinating counterhistory of American zoos in the 1960s and 1970s, Lisa Uddin revisits the familiar narrative of zoo reform, from naked cages to more naturalistic ... More


Chicano Labor and Multiracial Politics in Post-World War II Texas: Two Case Studies

Max Krochmal

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Focusing on two ordinary Chicano workers who became prominent labor, civil rights, and political organizers, this chapter demonstrates that workplace struggles and multiracial alliances with whites ... More


Mexicans as Europeans: Mexican Nationalism and Assimilation in New Orleans, 1910–1939

Julie M. Weise

in CorazÓn De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One reconstructs the lives of the roughly 2,000 Mexican immigrants who lived for a time in New Orleans as refugees or economic migrants from Revolution-era Mexico. The chapter argues that ... More


Different from That Which Is Intended for the Colored Race: Mexicans and Mexico in Jim Crow Mississippi, 1918–1939

Julie M. Weise

in CorazÓn De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two shows that from the 1910s through the 1930s, tens of thousands of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who initially lived in Texas moved on to the rural black-white South. Of these, the ... More


White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Gregory S. Jay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

White liberal race fiction has been an enduringly popular genre in American literary history. It includes widely read and taught works such as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird along with ... More


Race in the action film

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that the contemporary action film evidences the persistence of traditional racial hierarchies and racial stereotypes, with the ethnicity of the action hero still frequently ... More


Introduction

Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer (eds)

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This brief introduction to The Construction of Whiteness begins with discussion of the evolution of critical whiteness studies over the last quarter of a century. Emphasis is laid on the ... More


Civic Disabilities

Andrew Dilts

in Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Through a close reading of Maryland’s exclusion of both criminals and persons with mental disabilities from the franchise, this chapter shows how such restrictions buttress prevailing 19th century ... More


“It’s a Black Thang Maybe”: Satirical Blackness in Percival Everett’s <i>Erasure</i> and Adam Mansbach’s <i>Angry Black White Boy</i>

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the representations of black masculinity in two novels, Percival Everett’s Erasure and Adam Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy. By reading these particular texts side by side, ... More


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