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Whiteness
The Communication of Social Identity

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Intercultural Communication

December 1998 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This collection of outstanding essays employs a range of approaches to understanding `whiteness' as a communication phenomenon. Contributors use analyses of media representations, social scientific data results, poststructuralist theoretical discussions and postcolonial critiques of whiteness. The editors conclude by summarizing not only specific claims about whiteness identity, but about how multimethodological approaches to communication offer new ways of considering research.
Thomas K Nakayama and Judith N Martin
Introduction
Whiteness as the Communication of Social Identity  
Parker C Johnson
Reflections on Critical White(ness) Studies
 
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF WHITENESS
Philip C Wander, Judith Martin and Thomas Nakayama
Whiteness and Beyond
Sociohistorical Foundations of Whiteness and Contemporary Challenges  
Judith N Martin et al
What Do White People Want to Be Called? A Study of Self-Labels for White Americans
Debian Marty
White Anti-Racist Rhetoric as Apologia
Wendell Berry's The Hidden Wound  
Christina W Stage
We Celebrate 100 years
An `Indigenous' Analysis of the Metaphors that Shape the Cultural Identity of Small Town, USA  
 
PART TWO: POSTCOLONIAL AND POSTSTRUCTURALIST VIEWS ON WHITENESS
Thomas K Nakayama and Robert L Krizek
Whiteness as a Strategic Rhetoric
Raka Shome
Whiteness and the Politics of Location
Postcolonial Reflections  
K E Supriya
White Difference
Cultural Constructions of White Identity  
Sarah Projansky and Kent A Ono
Strategic Whiteness as Cinematic Racial Politics
 
PART THREE: WHITENESS IN U.S. CONTEXTS
Dreama Moon
White Enculturation and Bourgeois Ideology
The Discursive Production of `Good (White) Girls'  
Jolanta A Drzewiecka and Kathleen Wong (Lau)
The Dynamic Construction of White Ethnicity in the Context of Transnational Cultural Formations
Kevin DeLuca
In the Shadow of Whiteness
The Consequences of Constructions of Nature in Environmental Politics  
 
PART FOUR: WHITENESS IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS
Priya Kapoor
Provincializing Whiteness
Deconstructing Discourse(s) on International Progress  
Melissa Steyn
White Identity in Context
A Personal Narrative  
Wen shu Lee
One Whiteness Veils Three Uglinesses
From Border-Crossing to a Womanist Interrogation of Gendered Colorism  

". . .encourages the reader to consider different definitions of whiteness. . .a worthwhile addition to the literature on communication." 

Jennifer L. Eichstedt
Humboldt State University, California

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