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The New Immigrant Whiteness

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ISBN 10 : 9781479805396
Pages : 224 pages
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Download The New Immigrant Whiteness PDF Full Free by Claudia Sadowski-Smith and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the racialization of immigrants from post-Soviet states and the nuances of citizenship for this new diaspora. Mapping representations of post-1980s immigration from the former Soviet Union to the United States in interviews, reality TV shows, fiction, and memoirs, Claudia Sadowski-Smith shows how this nationally and ethnically diverse group is associated with idealized accounts of the assimilation and upward mobility of early twentieth-century arrivals from Europe. As it traces the contributions of historical Eastern European migration to the emergence of a white racial identity that continues to provide privileges to many post-Soviet migrants, the book places the post-USSR diaspora into larger discussions about the racialization of contemporary US immigrants under neoliberal conditions. The New Immigrant Whiteness argues that legal status on arrival––as participants in refugee, marriage, labor, and adoptive migration–– impacts post-Soviet immigrants’ encounters with growing socioeconomic inequalities and tightened immigration restrictions, as well as their attempts to construct transnational identities. The book examines how their perceived whiteness exposes post-Soviet family migrants to heightened expectations of assimilation, explores undocumented migration from the former Soviet Union, analyzes post-USSR immigrants’ attitudes toward anti-immigration laws that target Latina/os, and considers similarities between post-Soviet and Asian immigrants in their association with notions of upward immigrant mobility. A compelling and timely volume, The New Immigrant Whiteness offers a fresh perspective on race and immigration in the United States today.


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The New Immigrant Whiteness

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ISBN 10 : 9781479806713
Pages : 219 pages
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Download The New Immigrant Whiteness PDF Full Free by Claudia Sadowski-Smith and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction: presumed white: race, gender, and modes of migration in the post-Soviet diaspora -- The post-Soviet diaspora on transnational reality TV -- Highly skilled and marriage migrants in Arizona -- Segmented assimilation and return migration -- The desire for adoptive invisibility -- Fictions of irregular post-Soviet migration -- The post-Soviet diaspora in comparative perspective -- Conclusion: immigrant whiteness today


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Working Toward Whiteness

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ISBN 10 : 0465070736
Pages : 339 pages
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Download Working Toward Whiteness PDF Full Free by David R. Roediger and published by Basic Books (AZ). This book was released on 2005-05-31 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By an award-winning historian of race and labor, a definitive account of how Ellis Island immigrants became accepted as cultural insiders in America


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Whiteness of a Different Color

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ISBN 10 : 0674951913
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Whiteness of a Different Color PDF Full Free by Matthew Frye Jacobson and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1999-09-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America's racial odyssey is the subject of this remarkable work of historical imagination. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race resides not in nature but in the contingencies of politics and culture. In ever-changing racial categories we glimpse the competing theories of history and collective destiny by which power has been organized and contested in the United States. Capturing the excitement of the new field of "whiteness studies" and linking it to traditional historical inquiry, Jacobson shows that in this nation of immigrants "race" has been at the core of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities, in becoming American, were re-racialized to become Caucasian.


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Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man

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ISBN 10 : 9781501325762
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man PDF Full Free by Alexis L. Boylan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-04-20 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arriving in New York City in the first decade of the twentieth century, six painters-Robert Henri, John Sloan, Everett Shinn, Glackens, George Luks, and George Bellows, subsequently known as the Ashcan Circle-faced a visual culture that depicted the urban man as a diseased body under assault. Ashcan artists countered this narrative, manipulating the bodies of construction workers, tramps, entertainers, and office workers to stand in visual opposition to popular, political, and commercial cultures. They did so by repeatedly positioning white male bodies as having no cleverness, no moral authority, no style, and no particular charisma, crafting with consistency an unspectacular man. This was an attempt, both radical and deeply insidious, to make the white male body stand outside visual systems of knowledge, to resist the disciplining powers of commercial capitalism, and to simply be with no justification or rationale. Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man maps how Ashcan artists reconfigured urban masculinity for national audiences and reimagined the possibility and privilege of the unremarkable white, male body thus shaping dialogues about modernity, gender, and race that shifted visual culture in the United States.


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Not Quite Not White

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ISBN 10 : 9781524705121
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Not Quite Not White PDF Full Free by Sharmila Sen and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-08-28 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the ALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Nonfiction "Captivating... [a] heartfelt account of how newcomers carve a space for themselves in the melting pot of America." --Publishers Weekly A first-generation immigrant's "intimate, passionate look at race in America" (Viet Thanh Nguyen), an American's journey into the heart of not-whiteness. At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race - on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation - not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian -- and spends much of her life attempting to blend into American whiteness. But after her teen years trying to assimilate--watching shows like General Hospital and The Jeffersons, dancing to Duran Duran and Prince, and perfecting the art of Jell-O no-bake desserts--she is forced to reckon with the hard questions: What does it mean to be white, why does whiteness retain the magic cloak of invisibility while other colors are made hypervisible, and how much does whiteness figure into Americanness? Part memoir, part manifesto, Not Quite Not White is a searing appraisal of race and a path forward for the next not quite not white generation --a witty and sharply honest story of discovering that not-whiteness can be the very thing that makes us American.


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Turkish Migration to the United States

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Publisher : University of Wisconsin Press
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077116112
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Turkish Migration to the United States PDF Full Free by A. Deniz Balgamis and published by University of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first attempt to present a comprehensive picture of Turkish migration to the United States from the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, consisting of historical overviews, case studies of recent Turkish immigrants’ adaptation to contemporary American life, attitudes towards Islam, and essays on sources.


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Is "Love and Vertigo" mainly a novel about whiteness or a novel about immigrants?

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Publisher : GRIN Verlag
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ISBN 10 : 9783638469975
Pages : 13 pages
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Download Is "Love and Vertigo" mainly a novel about whiteness or a novel about immigrants? PDF Full Free by Charlotte Diez and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2006-02-15 with total page 13 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2+, Freie Universität Berlin, 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The novel “Love and Vertigo” is about Grace Tay, a Chinese woman, who returns after a number of years from Australia to Singapore to her mother’s wake. It is a place with uncountable memories for the protagonist Grace and there, in Singapore, she wants to tackle with the life of her mother Pandora and the history of her family. Grace talks about her problems being in a new country, about migration and culture gaps. Does she has problems because she is not white or because she is an immigrant and therefore an outsider? Or both? That is the main question I am asking in my homework and I will try to find out. I worked with some essays that deal with the themes of being white - being non-white in addition to the novel to find out what the novel is really about. Hsu-Ming Teo, the author of the book, was born in Malaysia and immigrated as welllike the characters in her story - to Australia with her parents in 1977. “Love and Vertigo” is her first novel and she is the Winner of the Australian Vogel Literary Award 1999. Migration, racism and the problems that come with a new life in a new country are the main events in the novel. Hsu-Ming Teo gives an inside look at three generations of one family. History - for example the Japanese occupation and the anti-Chinese riots in Malaysia in 1969 - and political events are employed to situate the stories in their historical backgrounds. At the same time the gap between the mother's and the daughter's experiences, expectations and the gap between the different generations and cultures are mentioned and told in a realistic way with realistic characters as well. I liked to read the book a lot because it is an interesting and fascinating story, which is based on historical events. I will try to take a closer look at the story in my homework and try to find out if Love and Vertigo is a representative story of immigrants or more about the problems of not being white or both- a story about coloured immigrants.


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The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780190612887
Pages : 640 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity PDF Full Free by Ronald H. Bayor and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholarship on immigration to America is a coin with two sides: it asks both how America changed immigrants, and how they changed America. Were the immigrants uprooted from their ancestral homes, leaving everything behind, or were they transplanted, bringing many aspects of their culture with them? Although historians agree with the transplantation concept, the notion of the melting pot, which suggests a complete loss of the immigrant culture, persists in the public mind. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity bridges this gap and offers a comprehensive and nuanced survey of American racial and ethnic development, assessing the current status of historical research and simultaneously setting the goals for future investigation. Early immigration historians focused on the European migration model, and the ethnic appeal of politicians such as Fiorello La Guardia and James Michael Curley in cities with strong ethno-political histories like New York and Boston. But the story of American ethnicity goes far beyond Ellis Island. Only after the 1965 Immigration Act and the increasing influx of non-Caucasian immigrants, scholars turned more fully to the study of African, Asian and Latino migrants to America. This Handbook brings together thirty eminent scholars to describe the themes, methodologies, and trends that characterize the history and current debates on American immigration. The Handbook's trenchant chapters provide compelling analyses of cutting-edge issues including identity, whiteness, borders and undocumented migration, immigration legislation, intermarriage, assimilation, bilingualism, new American religions, ethnicity-related crime, and pan-ethnic trends. They also explore the myth of "model minorities" and the contemporary resurgence of anti-immigrant feelings. A unique contribution to the field of immigration studies, this volume considers the full racial and ethnic unfolding of the United States in its historical context.


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You Sound Like a White Girl

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Publisher : Flatiron Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781250812810
Pages : 240 pages
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Download You Sound Like a White Girl PDF Full Free by Julissa Arce and published by Flatiron Books. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN INDIE BESTSELLER Most Anticipated by ELLE • Bustle • Bloomberg • Kirkus • HipLatina • SheReads • BookPage • The Millions • The Mujerista • Ms. Magazine • and more “Unflinching” —Ms. Magazine • “Phenomenal” —BookRiot • "An essential read" —Kirkus, starred review • "Necessary" —Library Journal • "Powerful" —Joaquin Castro • "Illuminating" —Reyna Grande • "A love letter to our people" —José Olivarez • "I have been waiting for this book all my life" —Paul Ortiz Bestselling author Julissa Arce calls for a celebration of our uniqueness, our origins, our heritage, and the beauty of the differences that make us Americans in this powerful polemic against the myth that assimilation leads to happiness and belonging for immigrants. “You sound like a white girl.” These were the words spoken to Julissa by a high school crush as she struggled to find her place in America. As a brown immigrant from Mexico, assimilation had been demanded of her since the moment she set foot in San Antonio, Texas, in 1994. She’d spent so much time getting rid of her accent so no one could tell English was her second language that in that moment she felt those words—you sound like a white girl?—were a compliment. As a child, she didn’t yet understand that assimilating to “American” culture really meant imitating “white” America—that sounding like a white girl was a racist idea meant to tame her, change her, and make her small. She ran the race, completing each stage, but never quite fit in, until she stopped running altogether. In this dual polemic and manifesto, Julissa dives into and tears apart the lie that assimilation leads to belonging. She combs through history and her own story to break down this myth, arguing that assimilation is a moving finish line designed to keep Black and brown Americans and immigrants chasing racist American ideals. She talks about the Lie of Success, the Lie of Legality, the Lie of Whiteness, and the Lie of English—each promising that if you obtain these things, you will reach acceptance and won’t be an outsider anymore. Julissa deftly argues that these demands leave her and those like her in a purgatory—neither able to secure the power and belonging within whiteness nor find it in the community and cultures whiteness demands immigrants and people of color leave behind. In You Sound Like a White Girl, Julissa offers a bold new promise: Belonging only comes through celebrating yourself, your history, your culture, and everything that makes you uniquely you. Only in turning away from the white gaze can we truly make America beautiful. An America where difference is celebrated, heritage is shared and embraced, and belonging is for everyone. Through unearthing veiled history and reclaiming her own identity, Julissa shows us how to do this.


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A Great Conspiracy Against Our Race

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781479853458
Pages : 192 pages
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Download A Great Conspiracy Against Our Race PDF Full Free by Peter G. Vellon and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2016-01-12 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Racial history has always been the thorn in America’s side, with a swath of injustices—slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills—perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white also had to struggle with their own racial identities. In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race, Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and “swarthy” race, assimilated into dominant white culture through the influential national and radical Italian language press in New York City. Examining the press as a cultural production of the Italian immigrant community, this book investigates how this immigrant press constructed race, class, and identity from 1886 through 1920. Their frequent coverage of racially charged events of the time, as well as other topics such as capitalism and religion, reveals how these papers constructed a racial identity as Italian, American, and white. A Great Conspiracy against Our Race vividly illustrates how the immigrant press was a site where socially constructed categories of race, color, civilization, and identity were reworked, created, contested, and negotiated. Vellon also uncovers how Italian immigrants filtered societal pressures and redefined the parameters of whiteness, constructing their own identity. This work is an important contribution to not only Italian American history, but America’s history of immigration and race.


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Up Against Whiteness

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ISBN 10 : 080774574X
Pages : 153 pages
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Download Up Against Whiteness PDF Full Free by Stacey J. Lee and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pushing the boundaries of Asian American educational discourse, this book explores the way a group of first- and second-generation Hmong students created their identities as new Americans in response to their school experiences. Offering an opportunity to rethink the norm, this important volume pays particular attention to how race, class, and gender informed their experiences. Revealing the complex dynamics between immigration and Americanization, this engaging volume: shows how the culture of middle-class whiteness at a public high school in Wisconsin excluded and alienated Hmong American students, and how these students responded; focuses on the ways the academic and social experience at school, including peer relationships, extracurricular participation, relationships with teachers, and academic achievement influenced identity construction; makes connections between the experiences of one ethnic group of immigrant youth and the broader issues of race in the United States, showing how schools can better serve immigrant students of colour.


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Not Just Black and White

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Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
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ISBN 10 : 9781610442114
Pages : 408 pages
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Download Not Just Black and White PDF Full Free by Nancy Foner and published by Russell Sage Foundation. This book was released on 2004-04-22 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Immigration is one of the driving forces behind social change in the United States, continually reshaping the way Americans think about race and ethnicity. How have various racial and ethnic groups—including immigrants from around the globe, indigenous racial minorities, and African Americans—related to each other both historically and today? How have these groups been formed and transformed in the context of the continuous influx of new arrivals to this country? In Not Just Black and White, editors Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson bring together a distinguished group of social scientists and historians to consider the relationship between immigration and the ways in which concepts of race and ethnicity have evolved in the United States from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. Not Just Black and White opens with an examination of historical and theoretical perspectives on race and ethnicity. The late John Higham, in the last scholarly contribution of his distinguished career, defines ethnicity broadly as a sense of community based on shared historical memories, using this concept to shed new light on the main contours of American history. The volume also considers the shifting role of state policy with regard to the construction of race and ethnicity. Former U.S. census director Kenneth Prewitt provides a definitive account of how racial and ethnic classifications in the census developed over time and how they operate today. Other contributors address the concept of panethnicity in relation to whites, Latinos, and Asian Americans, and explore socioeconomic trends that have affected, and continue to affect, the development of ethno-racial identities and relations. Joel Perlmann and Mary Waters offer a revealing comparison of patterns of intermarriage among ethnic groups in the early twentieth century and those today. The book concludes with a look at the nature of intergroup relations, both past and present, with special emphasis on how America's principal non-immigrant minority—African Americans—fits into this mosaic. With its attention to contemporary and historical scholarship, Not Just Black and White provides a wealth of new insights about immigration, race, and ethnicity that are fundamental to our understanding of how American society has developed thus far, and what it may look like in the future.


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The Other Side of Assimilation

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780520295704
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Other Side of Assimilation PDF Full Free by Tomas Jimenez and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2017-07-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The immigration of the last three decades has profoundly changed just about every aspect of life in the United States. What do those changes mean for the most established Americans, whose families have been in the country for multiple generations? Tomaas R. Jimaenez shows how a race and class spectrum of established Americans make sense of living, working, and playing in a region that has been transformed by immigration. Drawing on rich interviews, The Other Side of Assimilation explains how established Americans undergo their own assimilation in response to immigration-driven ethnic, racial, political, economic, and cultural shifts. With lucid prose, Jimaenez demonstrates that immigration is reshaping the United States by altering the outlooks and identities of its most established citizens"--Provided by publisher.


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Whiteness on the Border

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ISBN 10 : 9781479885343
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Whiteness on the Border PDF Full Free by Lee Bebout and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2016-12-13 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historically, ideas of whiteness and Americanness have been built on the backs of racialized communities. The legacy of anti-Mexican stereotypes stretches back to the early nineteenth century when Anglo-American settlers first came into regular contact with Mexico and Mexicans. The images of the Mexican Other as lawless, exotic, or non-industrious continue to circulate today within US popular and political culture. Through keen analysis of music, film, literature, and US politics, Whiteness on the Border demonstrates how contemporary representations of Mexicans and Chicano/as are pushed further to foster the idea of whiteness as Americanness. Illustrating how the ideologies, stories, and images of racial hierarchy align with and support those of fervent US nationalism, Lee Bebout maps the relationship between whiteness and American exceptionalism. He examines how renderings of the Mexican Other have expressed white fear, and formed a besieged solidarity in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Moreover, Whiteness on the Border elucidates how seemingly positive representations of Mexico and Chicano/as are actually used to reinforce investments in white American goodness and obscure systems of racial inequality. Whiteness on the Border pushes readers to consider how the racial logic of the past continues to thrive in the present.


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Whiteness Visible

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780814713129
Pages : 231 pages
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Download Whiteness Visible PDF Full Free by Valerie M. Babb and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1998-09 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Babb (English, Georgetown U.) discusses theories of racial formation, the depiction of white identity in American literature, an instance in Moby Dick where white identity is deconstructed, and early 20th century immigrant autobiography as a guide to exploring some of the cultural agents--world's fairs, settlement houses, public schooling, and etiquette books--that codified representations of an ideal white identity. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Immigrants and Whiteness

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:884270280
Pages : 108 pages
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Download Immigrants and Whiteness PDF Full Free by Ken Albers and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " ... this paper will try to assess the literature that has dealt with the racial experiences of immigrant groups who arrived in large numbers at the turn of the century. This work seems to have provided some of the best literature on whiteness, as it offers some of the most fecund and provocative evidence for study. The general approach is to assess where immigrants from southern and eastern Europe stood in America's racial hierarchy when they landed, how this might have changed over time, and the implications their experiences with race and racism had on American culture as a whole"--Leaf 2.


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