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The Construction of WhitenessAn Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity$
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Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496805553

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.001.0001

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(p.3) Introduction
The Construction of Whiteness
Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, Donald M. Shaffer
University Press of Mississippi

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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