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Introduction

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introductory chapter reviews the basic thesis of the book: whiteness (which includes the normativity of white culture, white privilege, and white structural dominance) governs how interracial ... More


Climate Debt, White Privilege, and Christian Ethics as Political Theology

Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Few of Earth’s goods are more deeply common goods serving the common good(s) than the Earth’s atmosphere. We human creatures—as all creatures—hold in common our need for it. Jeopardizing it puts all ... More


Adaptation of  Vipassana Meditation by Convert Buddhists and Sympathizers

Joseph Cheah

in Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756285
eISBN:
9780199918874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the contemporary adaptation of vipassana meditation by convert Buddhists and sympathizers to the American context. It employs racial formation theory to distinguish between ... More


Literature’s Historical Acts

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter argues that literature thought of as regionalist—works by Rose Terry Cooke, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and Sarah Orne Jewett—was self-consciously historiographical. These writers, in their ... More


“You Are Rich Because You Are White”: Marking Race and Signifying Whiteness

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores a key racial project in contemporary Ghana: the interdependent relationship between the trope of Whiteness and White positionality. It begins with an ethnographically informed ... More


Confronting White Privilege

Sharon A. Stanley

in An Impossible Dream?: Racial Integration in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639976
eISBN:
9780190640002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639976.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 6 takes up the most difficult obstacle of all confronting racial integration in the United States: the endurance of white privilege, and therefore of white supremacy. Integration depends upon ... More


Southern White Privilege

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In order to solidify support among its southern white base, the GOP offered powerful characterizations of the haves and have-nots, of the taxpayer and the tax recipient, of the makers and the takers, ... More


The Stomach and the Heart: On the Physiology of White Ignorance

Shannon Sullivan

in The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190250607
eISBN:
9780190250638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250607.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Chapter 4 demonstrates how white domination helps constitute the bodies of white people, focusing on white people’s stomachs and hearts in particular. Returning to the example of undergraduate ... More


The Dukkha of Racism: Racial Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Work

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines some of the main features of diversity and inclusion work through a case study of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC) (IMCW). It considers the main pragmatic and ... More


Adam Mansbach’s Postracial Imaginary in Angry Black White Boy

Brandon J. Manning

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the implications of cultural production oftentimes associated with blackness by nonblack people, arguing that Adam Mansbach’s satirical novel Angry Black White Boy (2005) ... More


Conclusion

Janet McIntosh

in Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter looks at internal white differentiation among white Kenyans—how settler descendants draw distinctions between types of whites in Africa. It examines how there is more than one ... More


Quentin Tarantino in Black and White

Sean Tierney

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines strategies of whiteness in the discourse of the popular film producer and director Quentin Tarantino. Quentin Tarantino's public rhetoric about issues of blackness as well as ... More


Good Guys and Bad Guys

Angela Stroud

in Good Guys with Guns: The Appeal and Consequences of Concealed Carry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627892
eISBN:
9781469627915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627892.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter examines cultural constructions of race, class, and gender that are embedded in how CHL holders imagine crime. Respondents describe CHL holders as a special class of citizen, a “good ... More


The Call to Blackness in American Christianity

Darryl Scriven

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This theological afterword draws from recent scholarship on racialized religion to document the historical development of white evangelicals’ race problem as well as to demonstrate how everyday ... More


The Eaton Sisters Go to Jamaica

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the direct racial confrontations that seemingly arise in the memoirs of the Anglo-Chinese North American authors and sisters Edith and Winnifred Eaton. In her memoir, Me: A ... More


Cooking Up Multiculturalism

Robert Lemon

in The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 6 investigates how food trucks have positively transformed Columbus’s city image. The chapter expands to the scale of the city to show how urban branding and the influx of gourmet food trucks ... More


Rooted in the Black Community but Not Limited to It: The Perils and Promises of the New Politics of Race

Enid Logan

in "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752975
eISBN:
9780814753460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752975.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a theoretical explanation of the aspects of the new politics of race. Journalists, experts, and commentators from across the political spectrum now refer to the “new race ... More


The Not-So-New Southern Sexism

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The stereotype of southern white womanhood is anything but new, and manipulating it for political gain became a critical part of the Long Southern Strategy. The stereotype strips women of their ... More


Haole Woman: Thalia Massie and the Defense of White Womanhood

John P. Rosa

in Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828257
eISBN:
9780824868468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828257.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how Thalia Massie’s story of being a white woman raped by nonwhite men contributed to the formation of local identity in Hawaii by reaffirming a larger pattern of haole ... More


“You Cant Understand It”: William Faulkner’s Anti-Witnessing of Race and Gender

Eden Wales Freedman

in Reading Testimony, Witnessing Trauma: Confronting Race, Gender, and Violence in American Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496827333
eISBN:
9781496827388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827333.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes how Faulkner’s work (anti-)witnesses American trauma, race, and gender. Explicitly, the chapter explores how Faulkner’s Afra-American characters (e.g., Dilsey Gibson in The ... More


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