Understanding Everyday Racism
An Interdisciplinary Theory
By (author) Philomena Essed
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Understanding Everyday Racism by Philomena Essed
Book DescriptionThis book compares contemporary racism in the US and the Netherlands through in-depth interviews with fifty-five black women. As an interdisciplinary analysis of gendered social constructions of racism, it breaks new ground. Essed problematizes and reinterprets many of the meanings and everyday practices that the majority of society has come to take for granted. She addresses crucial but largely neglected dimensions of racism: how it is experienced; how black women recognize its covert manifestations; how they acquire this knowledge; and how they challenge racism in everyday life. To answer these questions, over two thousand experiences of black women are analyzed within a theoretical framework that integrates the disciplines of macro- and micro-sociology, social psychology, discourse analysis, race relations theory and women's studies. The samples include only black women with higher education. Many of their experiences of racism involve the 'elite' among the dominant group. The book seriously challenges both the notion of Dutch tolerance and the idea that US racism is a problem of the past. Understanding Everyday Racism is thus urgent reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803942561
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Philomena Essed
Companion to Gender Studies, Paperback (February 2009)
A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It is designed to demonstrate in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality.
Race Critical Theories, Hardback (July 2001)» View all books by Philomena Essed
Bringing together many of the key contributors to critical theorizing about race and racism in the past 20 years, this volume offers selected works that, transitionally, have made a difference in the scope and depth of our thinking. Authors include: Edward Said, Toni Morrison, and Stuart Hall.
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