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Titolo:
Object lessons in whiteness: Antiracism and the study of white folks
Autore:
Hartigan, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ N Texas, Denton, TX 76203 USA Univ N Texas Denton TX USA 76203Univ N Texas, Denton, TX 76203 USA
Titolo Testata:
IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER
fascicolo: 3, volume: 7, anno: 2000,
pagine: 373 - 406
SICI:
1070-289X(200009)7:3<373:OLIWAA>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PUBLIC SPACE; RACE; ANTHROPOLOGY; PEDAGOGY; RACISM;
Keywords:
whiteness; antiracism; ethnography; racism; narrative analysis;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
57
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hartigan, J Univ N Texas, 330D Chilton Hall,POB 310409, Denton, TX 76203 USA Univ N Texas 330D Chilton Hall,POB 310409 Denton TX USA 76203
Citazione:
J. Hartigan, "Object lessons in whiteness: Antiracism and the study of white folks", IDENTITIES, 7(3), 2000, pp. 373-406

Abstract

This payer examines the convergence of antiracist politics and theorizing with the emergent ethnographic attention to cultural constructions of whiteness. The methodological, conceptual, and political crossing points betweenantiracist scholarship and cultural anthropologists' burgeoning interest in the construction of white racial identity raise a host of provocative issues about the political stakes involved in studying whiteness. Drawing on my fieldwork on whites in Detroit, Michigan, I offer a critical reflection on the influence that antiracist projects have had on anthropologists' efforts to analyze whiteness. The core of this discussion involves an evaluationof the centrality of "racism" in the analytical judgments of antiracist and ethnographic studies. Though it is perhaps more politically useful and appealing to develop emphatic assessments of how whites reproduce and imbibe racism, I argue that it is also critical to consider the highly contradictory and ambiguous aspects of white racial identification. Through a critiqueof the way antiracists analyze the stories white people tell, I delineate the comparative advantages that an ethnographic attention to the ambiguities of racial matters brings to the tasks of understanding whiteness.

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