The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics (1, Twentieth Anniversary)

George Lipsitz (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$32.95
Publisher
Temple University Press
Publish Date
July 13, 2018
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439916391

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About the Author

George Lipsitz is Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His previous books include How Racism Takes Place and A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition (both Temple). Lipsitz serves as Chair of the boards of Directors of the African American Policy Forum and of the Woodstock Institute and is senior editor of the comparative and relational ethnic studies journal KALFOU.

Reviews

"Lipsitz's 20th-anniversary reissue has only shown how prescient and important this book was from first press.... Weaving together literary references, scientific studies, and court cases, and using well-known contemporary events like Hurricane Katrina, police killings of young African-American men, the Charleston massacre, and many historical events that may be lesser known, he illustrates how white fear and failure are the sources for the development of ethnonationalism. Summing Up: Highly recommended."--Choice