What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question

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Routledge (2004)
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In the burgeoning field of whiteness studies, What White Looks Like takes a unique approach to the subject by collecting the ideas of African-American philosophers. George Yancy has brought together a group of thinkers who address the problematic issues of whiteness as a category requiring serious analysis. What does white look like when viewed through philosophical training and African-American experience? In this volume, Robert Birt asks if whites can "live whiteness authentically." Janine Jones examines what it means to be a "goodwill white." Joy James tells of beating her "addiction" to white supremacy, while Arnold Farr writes on making whiteness visible in Western philosophy. What White Looks Like brings a badly needed critique and philosophically sophisticated perspective to central issue of contemporary society
Keywords African American philosophy  Race relations Philosophy  Ethnicity Philosophy
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Call number E185.615.W438 2004
ISBN(s) 0415966159   9780415966160   0415966167
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