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Displacing Whiteness Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism

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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…    

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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