In an afterword to this new edition, Roediger discusses recent studies of whiteness and the changing face of labor itself.
Author: David R. Roediger
In an afterword to this new edition, Roediger discusses recent studies of whiteness and the changing face of labor itself. He surveys criticism of his work, accepting many objections whilst challenging others, especially the view that the study of working class racism implies a rejection of Marxism and radical politics.
This book's contents include: Accounting for the Wages of Whiteness: U.S Marxism and the Critical History of Race * Racist Symbolic Capital: A Bourdieuian Approach to the Analysis of Racism * Negative Societalisation: Racism and the ...
Author: Wulf D. Hund
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Social Science
This book's contents include: Accounting for the Wages of Whiteness: U.S Marxism and the Critical History of Race * Racist Symbolic Capital: A Bourdieuian Approach to the Analysis of Racism * Negative Societalisation: Racism and the Constitution of Race * A Paroxysm of Whiteness: White Labor, White Nation and White Sugar in Australia * Re-thinking Race and Class in South Africa: Some Ways Forward * A White Man's Country? The Chinese Labor Controversy in the Transvaal * Racializing Transnationalism: The Ford Motor Company and White Supremacy from Detroit to South Africa (Series: Racism Analysis - Series B: Yearbooks - Vol. 1)
"In this splendid book, David Roediger shows the need for political activism aimed at transforming the social and political meaning of race….
Author: David R. Roediger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"In this splendid book, David Roediger shows the need for political activism aimed at transforming the social and political meaning of race…. No other writer on whiteness can match Roediger's historical breadth and depth: his grasp of the formative role played by race in the making of the nineteenth century working class, in defining the contours of twentieth-century U.S. citizenship and social membership, and in shaping the meaning of emerging social identities and cultural practices in the twenty-first century."—George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness "David Roediger has been showing us all for years how whiteness is a marked and not a neutral color in the history of the United States. Colored White, with its synthetic sweep and new historical investigations, marks yet another advance. In the burgeoning literature on whiteness, this book stands out for its lucid, unjargonridden, lively prose, its groundedness, its analytic clarity, and its scope."—Michael Rogin, author of Blackface, White Noise
Author: Margaret A. HagermanPublish On: 2020-02-01
A second reason to study these kids is because through the intergenerational
transfer of wealth and as a consequence of the wages of whiteness, these
children will likely grow up to hold powerful positions within US society
Author: Margaret A. Hagerman
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Winner, 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, given by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association Finalist, 2019 C. Wright Mills Award, given by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating detail, Hagerman considers the role that they and their families play in the reproduction of racism and racial inequality in America. White Kids, based on two years of research involving in-depth interviews with white kids and their families, is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking account of how white kids learn about race. In doing so, this book explores questions such as, “How do white kids learn about race when they grow up in families that do not talk openly about race or acknowledge its impact?” and “What about children growing up in families with parents who consider themselves to be ‘anti-racist’?” Featuring the actual voices of young, affluent white kids and what they think about race, racism, inequality, and privilege, White Kids illuminates how white racial socialization is much more dynamic, complex, and varied than previously recognized. It is a process that stretches beyond white parents’ explicit conversations with their white children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves. By interviewing kids who are growing up in different racial contexts—from racially segregated to meaningfully integrated and from politically progressive to conservative—this important book documents key differences in the outcomes of white racial socialization across families. And by observing families in their everyday lives, this book explores the extent to which white families, even those with anti-racist intentions, reproduce and reinforce the forms of inequality they say they reject.
White laborers reinvested the wages of whiteness in the wages of veteran-ness. “
White workers continued to observe war and emancipation through a lens of race
,” Roediger writes, “and were often loath to credit Black military activity and ...
Author: Joseph Darda
Reuniting white America after Vietnam. "If war among the whites brought peace and liberty to the blacks," Frederick Douglass asked in 1875, peering into the nation's future, "what will peace among the whites bring?" The answer then and now, after the Civil War and civil rights, is a white reunion disguised as a veterans' reunion. How White Men Won the Culture Wars shows how a broad contingent of white men--conservative and liberal, hawk and dove, vet and non-vet--transformed the Vietnam War into a staging ground for a post-civil rights white racial reconciliation. Conservatives could celebrate white vets as deracinated embodiments of the nation. Liberals could treat them as minoritized heroes whose voices must be heard. Erasing Americans of color, Southeast Asians, and women from the war, white men argued that they had suffered and deserved more. The war became a vehicle for claiming entitlements and grievances after civil rights and feminism, in an age of color blindness and multiculturalism. From the POW/MIA and veterans' mental health movements to Rambo and "Born in the U.S.A.," white men remade their racial identities in the image of the Vietnam vet. No one wins in a culture war--except, Joseph Darda argues, white men dressed in army green.
7 See David R . Roediger , The Wages of Whiteness ( London : Verso , 1991 ) ;
Working toward Whiteness : How America ' s Immigrants Became White ; The
Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs ( New York : Basic Books , 2005
Author: Brenna Bhandar
Category: Social Science
A unique book, tracing forty years of anti-racist feminist thought Black, anti-colonial, anti-racist feminist thought is often sidelined in mainstream discourses that transform feminism into simplistic calculations of how many women are in positions of power. This unique book sets the record straight. Through interviews with key scholars, including Angela Y. Davis and Silvia Federici, Bhandar and Ziadah present a serious and thorough discussion of race, class, gender, and sexuality not merely as intersections to be noted or additives to be mixed in, but as co-constitutive factors that must be reckoned with if we are to build effective coalitions. Collectively, these interviews trace the ways in which Black feminists, Third World and post-colonial feminists, and indigenous women have created new ways of seeing, new theoretical frameworks for analysing political problems, and new ways of relating to one another.
3 (1974); David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the
American Working Class (New York: Verso, 2007). 49. Joel Olson, The Abolition
of White Democracy (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004), 42. 50.
Author: Brendan McQuade
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
The United States has poured over a billion dollars into a network of interagency intelligence centers called “fusion centers.” These centers were ostensibly set up to prevent terrorism, but politicians, the press, and policy advocates have criticized them for failing on this account. So why do these security systems persist? Pacifying the Homeland travels inside the secret world of intelligence fusion, looks beyond the apparent failure of fusion centers, and reveals a broader shift away from mass incarceration and toward a more surveillance- and police-intensive system of social regulation. Provided with unprecedented access to domestic intelligence centers, Brendan McQuade uncovers how the institutionalization of intelligence fusion enables decarceration without fully addressing the underlying social problems at the root of mass incarceration. The result is a startling analysis that contributes to the debates on surveillance, mass incarceration, and policing and challenges readers to see surveillance, policing, mass incarceration, and the security state in an entirely new light.
This failure , it seems to me , stems from a problem of interpretation , in particular
from the attempted application of the wages of whiteness ' theory to the history of
the workers of the New York waterfront . The argument here is that the ...
Bacon was an English aristocrat, and he had black slaves in his rebellion; the
category of white, as opposed to black, ... the vast arena of debates that have
concerned themselves with the invention of whiteness (and the wages of whiteness) in ...
Author: Isaac Ariail Reed
Category: Civilization, Modern
"Isaac Reed's Power in Modernity aims to be a major contribution to social theory. It is a bold and innovative theoretical reimagining of power. Drawing on an eclectic range of ideas from across the humanities and social sciences, Reed rethinks the fundamentals of sociological theorizing of power-upsetting canonical traditions and remaking them with insights from poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and critical race studies. First, Reed conceptualizes power as having three aspects: relational, discursive, and performative. He explores these aspects in relation to three different kinds of social actors-rector, agent, and other-and their connections. In essence, Reed brings power in the actions of individuals into relation with a wide range of institutional circumstances of power while neatly finessing the outmoded agency/structure binary. The result is a framework for the analysis of power that allows us to see both its sometimes fragile and precarious character, as well as its more typical stability and durability. We also get a window onto the episodic performances of power and how they institutionalize or unravel social orders. Power in Modernity is sure to be of interest to political sociologists and social theorists especially, and it will serve sociologists and other social scientists well who are interested in how power operates across many different social situations"--
scholars have a direct bearing on our reading of ethnic literature , in which
whiteness is one of the greatest " pull factors ” in characters ' subjective migration
from racial difference to racial parity . Roediger ' s The Wages of Whiteness :
Author: Steven J. Belluscio
Category: Literary Criticism
"Explores the challenges of subjective passing narratives written during the height of literary realism. Discusses racial and ethnic differences, assimilation, passing, and identity by comparing African-American narratives of James Johnson, Nella Larson,and George Schuyler and "white" ethnic (Jewish-American and Italian-American) narratives by Mary Antin, Anzia Yezierska, and Guido d'Agostino"--Provided by publisher.
On the present occasion she was arrayed in a dress of the palest and softest blue
and white muslin - an elaborate construction of flounces and draperies ,
diversified by lace and ingenious loops and knots of ribbon . Her hat was
adorned with ...
He also shows that white workers are “ paid off ” by an elevated social status that
is often as significant as the economic benefits . The public and psychological wages grant the white worker the same political rights and privileges accorded ...
He knew , in short , how to work the fears of a white crowd and talk with them
about the wages for whiteness . ( He also knew how to celebrate with them the wages of whiteness , which seemed to be in imminent peril . ) Wallace , for
A provocative and controversial study on the wages of "whiteness."
W. E. B. Du Bois called the race privileges given to these workers and their
progeny " the wages of whiteness . ” Whiteness , as Du Bois notes in his book
Black Reconstruction in America : 1860–1880 , meant " public deference and
titles of ...
Author: Karen Elaine Rosenblum
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Category: Social Science
A very up-to-the-minute novel with the taboo-busting confidence of modern horror's finest, delivered with the blissful pace of a techno-thriller... SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS DEAD. When she woke up in the hospital, she could barely remember getting on the flight, let alone the terrorist bomb of which she was the only survivor. But she can hear the voices in her head, for they are the spirits of the dead passengers. They cannot rest until they have delivered their terrifying message: the terrorists know she survived. And they're coming for her! Fle Under: Horror [ Explosions | The FBI Lie | Voices Of The Dead | The Anti-Christ ]
In an Introduction to the 2018 edition, Roediger considers the resonance of the book in the age of Trump, showing how Working Toward Whiteness remains as relevant as ever even though most migrants today are not from Europe.
Author: David R. Roediger
Publisher: Basic Books
How did immigrants to the United States come to see themselves as white? David R. Roediger has been in the vanguard of the study of race and labor in American history for decades. He first came to prominence as the author of The Wages of Whiteness, a classic study of racism in the development of a white working class in nineteenth-century America. In Working Toward Whiteness, Roediger continues that history into the twentieth century. He recounts how ethnic groups considered white today -- including Jewish-, Italian-, and Polish-Americans -- were once viewed as undesirables by the WASP establishment in the United States. They eventually became part of white America, through the nascent labor movement, New Deal reforms, and a rise in home-buying. Once assimilated as fully white, many of them adopted the racism of those whites who formerly looked down on them as inferior. From ethnic slurs to racially restrictive covenants -- the real estate agreements that ensured all-white neighborhoods -- Roediger explores the mechanisms by which immigrants came to enjoy the privileges of being white in America. A disturbing, necessary, masterful history, Working Toward Whiteness uses the past to illuminate the present. In an introduction to the 2018 edition, Roediger considers the resonance of the book in the age of Trump, showing how Working Toward Whiteness remains as relevant as ever even though most migrants today are not from Europe.
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REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION F Review by ... The first is that racism is
morally The main body of writing by white Marxists in the United States repugnant
An early result of attempts to answer this question for the years prior to 1877 was The Wages of Whiteness . In the book I argued that whiteness ' paid off , ' not only
or mainly in wage differentials between the races , but also as a way for white ...
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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This poverty of spirit , Roediger illustrates , was culturally reinforced when white
workers co - opted the minstrel show . They donned black The Wages of Whiteness : Race and bonding of adolescence were defined face to caricature