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Breaking the Code of Good Intentions Everyday Forms of Whiteness

ISBN-10: 0742528642

ISBN-13: 9780742528642

Edition: 2004

Authors: Melanie Bush, Joe R. Feagin

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Breaking the Code of Good Intentions places the current-day white experience within a political, economic and social context by exploring the perceptions of students about identity, privilege, democracy, intergroup relations. This book documents how the everyday thinking of ordinary people contributes to the perpetuation of systemic racialized inequality and identifies opportunities to challenge these patterns, with particular recommendations for the educational system of the twenty-first century. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which (Ghetto Revolts) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999-2000 president of the American Sociological Association. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
The Here and Now
White, Black, and Places "In Between"
American Identity, Democracy, the Flag, and the Foreign-Born Experience
Making Sense, Nonsense, and No Sense of Race and Rules
Poverty, Wealth, Discrimination, and Privilege
Cracks in the Wall of Whiteness: Desperately Seeking Agency and Optimism
Afterword
"Everyday Understandings" Survey
Pilot Survey: Brooklyn College Student Perceptions
Bibliography
Index
About the Author