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

Moon-Kie Jung

Edité par Stanford University Press, United States, 2015
ISBN 10: 080478938X / ISBN 13: 9780804789387
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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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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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Synopsis : 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, the Indigenous, and Latina/os 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.

Critique: ""Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy" provides a much-needed rebuttal to those who believe we have arrived at a post-racial destination in America. Smart, bold, and illuminating, this book offers an innovative way to understand the mechanisms that maintain racialized hierarchy. Moon-Kie Jung's path-breaking work reminds us all of our collective responsibility for altering racial inequality."--Tyrone A. Forman, University of Illinois at Chicago

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