An Historical & International Introduction
By Alastair Bonnett
Pearson Education / Longman
$72.50 paper original
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White Identities provides a comprehensive overview of this debate, drawing together the various strands of recent research into an accessible but challenging introduction. The author argues that 'White Studies', as it is presently conceived, is an American project, reflecting American interpretations of race and history. However the book shows that the impact of white identities is international in scope and significance. Thus, only a thorough historical and international perspective on whiteness can provide a proper introduction to the subject, an introduction that has relevance to students worldwide.
1. Intro - White Studies 2. Who was White? 3. How the British Working Class Became White 4. Whiteness and Modernization 5. Anti-Racism and the Critique of Whiteness 6. Whiteness as Symbol
• Shows that the impact of white identities is international in scope and significance.
• A thorough historical and international perspective on whiteness.
• Comprehensive examination of the debate on the meaning and nature of a supposedly very 'normal' or 'ordinary' identity-whiteness.
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"...Bonnett's is a project somewhat different from existing studies on whiteness"
"It makes an important critique of existing studies of whiteness"
"...a nice collection that provides four case studies that can be considered individually or collectively as examples of how to'do' white tudies"
Jamie Winders, University of Kentucky