Out of Whiteness by Vron Ware
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Out of Whiteness
By Vron Ware

Out of Whiteness

Color, Politics and Culture

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Out of Whiteness by Vron Ware

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What happens when people in societies stratified by race refuse to accept the privileges inherent in whiteness? What difference does it make when whites act in a manner that contradicts their designated racial identity? This study considers these questions and argues for an imaginative and radical politics against all forms of racism. The authors Vron Ware and Les Back look at key points in American and British culture where the "colour line" has been blurred. Through probing accounts of racial masquerades in popular literature, the growth of the white power music scene on the Internet, the meteoric rise of big band jazz during World War II, and the pivotal role of white session players in crafting rhythm and blues classics by black artists, Ware and Back upset the idea of race as a symbol of inherent human attributes. Their book gives us a reminder of the forces that continue to make people "white", and reveals the polyglot potential of identities and cultures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226873428
ISBN-10: 0226873420
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Vron Ware

Vron Ware is a lecturer in sociology and in women's and gender studies at Yale University. She is the author of "Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History." Les Back teaches sociology and urban studies at Goldsmiths College University of London. He is the author of "New Ethnicities, Multiple Racisms: Racisms and Multiculture in Young Lives."

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