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Habits of Whiteness: A Pragmatist Reconstruction - American Philosophy: Fordham (Hardback)Terrance MacMullan (author)
Hardback Published: 25/03/2009
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"Habits of Whiteness" offers a new way to talk about race and racism by focusing on racial habits and how to change them. According to Terrance MacMullan, the concept of racial whiteness has undermined attempts to create a truly democratic society in the United States. By getting to the core of the racism that lives on in unrecognized habits, MacMullan argues clearly and charitably for white folk to recognize the distance between their colour-blind ideals and their actual behaviour. Revitalizing the work of W. E. B. Du Bois and John Dewey, MacMullan shows how it is possible to reconstruct racial habits and close the gap between people. This forthright and persuasive analysis of the impulses of whiteness ultimately reorganizes them into something more compatible with America's increasingly multicultural heritage.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 20 mm
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