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Whiteness Visible The Meaning of Whiteness in American Literature

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ISBN-10: 0814713122

ISBN-13: 9780814713129

Edition: 1998

Authors: Valerie M. Babb

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In Whiteness Visible, Valerie Babb investigates the history, values, rituals, and shared consciousness that created whiteness in the United States, as well as the representations that sustain its influence on both cultural and literary vision. Babb formulates an understanding of whiteness by tracing its literary and cultural evolution, enlisting diverse sources from, among others, the Han dynasty, Aristotle's Politica, and excerpts from the recollections of white indentured servants. Babb's textual analysis begins by surveying the construction of whiteness in early American writings and material culture, and continues through literature of the nineteenth century, surveying whiteness in…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 227
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Valerie Babb is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University.

List of Illustrations
Toward a Philosophy of Whiteness
Crafting Whiteness in Early America
Of Whales and Whiteness
Hiding Whiteness in Plain Sight
Naming the Nameless for the Greater Good
About the Author