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The Resource The possessive investment in Whiteness : how White people profit from identity politics, George Lipsitz

The possessive investment in Whiteness : how White people profit from identity politics, George Lipsitz

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The possessive investment in Whiteness : how White people profit from identity politics
Title
The possessive investment in Whiteness
Title remainder
how White people profit from identity politics
Statement of responsibility
George Lipsitz
Title variation
How White people profit from identity politics
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The twentieth anniversary edition of this book about how white people profit from identity politics includes new chapters and extended discussions of political whiteness, vigilante violence, police misconduct and white flight, white fright, white fragility and white fear"--
  • George Lipsitz's classic book The Possessive Investment in Whiteness argues that public policy and private prejudice work together to create a possessive investment in whiteness that is responsible for the racialized hierarchies of our society. Whiteness has a cash value: it accounts for advantages that come to individuals through profits made from housing secured in discriminatory markets, through the unequal educational opportunities available to children of different races, through insider networks that channel employment opportunities to the friends and relatives of those who have profited most from past and present discrimination, and especially through intergenerational transfers of inherited wealth that pass on the spoils of discrimination to succeeding generations. White Americans are encouraged to invest in whiteness, to remain true to an identity that provides them with structured advantages. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Lipsitz provides a new introduction and updated statistics; as well as analyses of the enduring importance of Hurricane Katrina; the nature of anti-immigrant mobilizations; police assaults on Black women, the killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray; the legacy of Obama and the emergence of Trump; the Charleston Massacre and other hate crimes; and the ways in which white fear, white fragility, and white failure have become drivers of a new ethno-nationalism. As vital as it was upon its original publication, the twentieth anniversary edition of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness is an unflinching but necessary look at white supremacy. -- !c From publisher's description
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Lipsitz, George
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
L56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Racism
  • Prejudices
  • Identity politics
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
  • Identity politics
  • Prejudices
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Social policy
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Rassismus
  • Vorherrschaft
  • Weiße
  • USA
Label
The possessive investment in Whiteness : how White people profit from identity politics, George Lipsitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A pigment of the imagination
  • White desire : remembering Robert Johnson
  • Lean on me : beyond identity politics
  • Finding families of resemblance : "Frantic to join ... the Japanese army"
  • California : the Mississippi of the 1990s
  • Change the focus and reverse the hypnosis : learning from New Orleans
  • White lives, white lies
  • Bill Moore's body
  • Introduction to the twentieth anniversary edition : the changing same
  • The possessive investment in whiteness
  • Law and order : civil rights laws and white privilege
  • Immigrant labor and identity politics
  • Whiteness and war
  • How whiteness works : inheritance, wealth, and health
  • White fragility, white failure, white fear
Control code
1037891917
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition
Extent
xxix, 359 pages
Isbn
9781439916384
Lccn
2017056015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028318592
System control number
(OCoLC)1037891917
Label
The possessive investment in Whiteness : how White people profit from identity politics, George Lipsitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A pigment of the imagination
  • White desire : remembering Robert Johnson
  • Lean on me : beyond identity politics
  • Finding families of resemblance : "Frantic to join ... the Japanese army"
  • California : the Mississippi of the 1990s
  • Change the focus and reverse the hypnosis : learning from New Orleans
  • White lives, white lies
  • Bill Moore's body
  • Introduction to the twentieth anniversary edition : the changing same
  • The possessive investment in whiteness
  • Law and order : civil rights laws and white privilege
  • Immigrant labor and identity politics
  • Whiteness and war
  • How whiteness works : inheritance, wealth, and health
  • White fragility, white failure, white fear
Control code
1037891917
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition
Extent
xxix, 359 pages
Isbn
9781439916384
Lccn
2017056015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028318592
System control number
(OCoLC)1037891917

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