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Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy: Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present (Hardback)

Moon-Kie Jung

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ISBN 10: 080478938X / ISBN 13: 9780804789387
Edité par Stanford University Press, United States, 2015
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Racism has never been simple. It wasn t more obvious in the past, and it isn t less potent now. From the birth of the United States to the contemporary police shooting death of an unarmed Black youth, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy investigates ingrained practices of racism, as well as unquestioned assumptions in the study of racism, to upend and deepen our understanding. In Moon-Kie Jung s unsettling book, Dred Scott v. Sandford, the notorious 1857 Supreme Court case, casts a shadow over current immigration debates and the war on terror. The story of a 1924 massacre of Filipino sugar workers in Hawai i pairs with statistical relentlessness of Black economic suffering to shed light on hidden dimensions of mass ignorance and indifference. The histories of Asians, Blacks, Latina/os, and Natives relate in knotty ways. State violence and colonialism come to the fore in taking measure of the United States, past and present, while the undue importance of assimilation and colorblindness recedes. Ultimately, Jung challenges the dominant racial common sense and develops new concepts and theory for radically rethinking and resisting racisms. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780804789387

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Titre : Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy: ...

Éditeur : Stanford University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Racism has never been simple. It wasn't more obvious in the past, and it isn't less potent now. From the birth of the United States to the contemporary police shooting death of an unarmed Black youth, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy investigates ingrained practices of racism, as well as unquestioned assumptions in the study of racism, to upend and deepen our understanding. In Moon-Kie Jung's unsettling book, Dred Scott v. Sandford, the notorious 1857 Supreme Court case, casts a shadow over current immigration debates and the "war on terror." The story of a 1924 massacre of Filipino sugar workers in Hawai'i pairs with statistical relentlessness of Black economic suffering to shed light on hidden dimensions of mass ignorance and indifference. The histories of Asians, Blacks, Latina/os, and Natives relate in knotty ways. State violence and colonialism come to the fore in taking measure of the United States, past and present, while the undue importance of assimilation and colorblindness recedes. Ultimately, Jung challenges the dominant racial common sense and develops new concepts and theory for radically rethinking and resisting racisms.

About the Author:

Moon-Kie Jung teaches sociology at the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement (2006) and co-editor of State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States (Stanford, 2011).

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