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Displacing Whiteness Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism

ISBN-10: 0822320215

ISBN-13: 9780822320210

Edition: 1997

Authors: Ruth Frankenberg, Rebecca Aanerud, Angie Chabram-Dernersesian, Phil Cohen, Bell Hooks

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 9/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.

Introduction: Local Whiteness, Localizing Whiteness
Fictions of Whiteness: Speaking the Names of Whiteness in U.S. Literature
Rereading Ghandi
Theorizing White Consciousness for a Post-Empire World: Barthes, Fanon, and the Rhetoric of Love
On the Social Construction of Whiteness within Selected Chicana/o Discourse
Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination
Locating White Detroit
Brown-Skinned White Girls: Class, Culture, and the Construction of White Identity in Suburban Communities
Laboring under Whiteness
Island Racism: Gender, Place, and White Power
Minstrel Shows, Affirmative Action Talk, and Angry White Men: Marking Racial Otherness in the 1990s
Bibliography
Contributors
Index