George Lipsitz is a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San. Diego the United States possessive investment in whiteness pervades public. The possessive investment in whiteness: how white people profit from identity politics. Responsibility: George Lipsitz. Edition: Rev. and expanded ed. In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate “How sad” that people most likely white Euro Americans can’t accept something that is at this point so commonsensical it takes a leading historian to point out its contemporary and historical existence: Lists with This Book.

Overall, great material and cultural analyses. George Invesyment No preview available – Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This possessive investment in whiteness sounds like a pretty awful thing. Whitsness collaboration remains important in progressing the agenda of all people. This book is all about how the U.

People don’t have to be racist, or even support racism, to benefit from entrenched, structural racism. I think this is in part linked to the aim of the book to appeal to potentially anti-racist white folks and to the Marxist “working class” analysis favored by Lipsitz. Roediger “Lipsitz is best known for showing how popular onvestment and the changing fortunes of the working class and people of color transformed the United States after World War II.


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I found chapter 5 How Whiteness Works: This book give us a chance to face our racial fears, and perhaps become empathize with the oppressed. Trivia About The Possessive In For once the precedent had been established of investmeht with persons on the basis of race or creed, none of us could consider ourselves safe from future ‘security’ measures.

White supremacy is no thing of the past, no fringe movement.

May 14, Jamia added it. That sums up my review. This is a terrifically important book. I plan on reading it cover to cover hence no stars right now. Some chapters feel out of place, others seem to wander wildly from topic to topic, only loosely tying things up at the end.

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Immigrant Labor and Identity Politics 4. Time is also given to how black people especially, have in their own creative ways, been able invextment communicate their realities via music, poetry, film etc.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Though I think I prefer Roediger.

Antiblack Racism and White Identity– 9. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Lipsitz delineates the weaknesses embedded in civil rights laws, the racialised dimensions of economic restructuring and deindustrialization, and the effects of environmental racism, job discrimination, and school segregation.


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He demonstrates that whiteness and white supremac I first read this book in or and just re-read it this week. American economic and political life gave different racial groups unequal access to citizenship and property while cultural practices including wild west shows, minstrel shows,racist images in advertising, and Hollywood films institutionalized racism by uniting ethnically diverse European American Audiences into an imagined community—one called into being through inscribed appeals to the solidarity of white supremacy.

If I was not retired from the classroom, my students would read this text. But that’s just me. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while Whiteness and the Literary Possessove.

An opportunity with access to embrace your personal discomfort “authentically”!!! East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The book also In Inbestment Possessive Investment in Whiteness, George Lipsitz sets out to chart the historical development and contemporary maintenance of white supremacy in the United States. It’s a good story.

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