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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
The Construction of Whiteness
Author(s):
Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, Donald M. Shaffer
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0001

This brief introduction to The Construction of Whiteness begins with discussion of the evolution of critical whiteness studies over the last quarter of a century. Emphasis is laid on the sub-discipline’s dramatic rise and then its productive transformation towards making smaller but perhaps more decisive contributions to a range of scholarly endeavors. The balance of the introduction considers the need for a new collection of writings in the area, one reflecting these trends, and surveys the sections of the book as well as the individual contributions to it.

Keywords:   Race, Mixed race, Slavery, Whiteness, Trauma

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