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What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question 0th Edition

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"Not only are these essays provocative, but they are illuminating and useful both to scholars and to neophytes. The anthology as a whole deserves an unqualified recommendation for all interested in this matter."  -L. Sebastian Purcell, Boston College

About the Author

George Yancy holds the McCracken Fellowship in Africaana Studies at New York University. He has edited three previous books, including African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations (Routledge, 1998), Cornel West: A Critical Reader (2001), and The Philosophical i: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy (2002).
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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (February 24, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415966159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415966153
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,470,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. P. Thompson on August 22, 2004
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George Yancy's philosophical eye is most acute at examining "What White Looks Like." This scholarly gem critiques, theorizes, and centers the burgeoning field of whiteness studies from the perspective of African-American philosophers. Assembled in this text are a cadre of erudite philosophers like Charles W. Mills and Robert E. Birt who break new philosophical ground while they consider and question "accepted" theories on race espoused by patricians such as Foucault, Hegel, and Kant. This unique examination of whiteness by these scholars offers fresh insights that are useful to both the scholar and the student. I highly recommend this work as a must read for all who are interested in this most fascinating field.
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While the groundbreaking scholarship of David Roediger and others may have gotten Critical Whiteness Studies as a scholarly field of inquiry off the ground, George Yancy's edited text, originally entitled _Whiteness Unveiled_, makes a critical and indispensable contribution to this collaborative pursuit. Insofar as whiteness as a philosophical concept is to be analyzed and critiqued, Yancy's text makes an interesting move by viewing and unveiling the ideologies of whiteness and white privilege via African-American philosophical perspectives (Whiteness Studies, while enjoying an interdisciplinarity which includes history, sociology, and legal theory, has not been explicitly thematized by philosophers until now).
The introduction by Yancy, and the chapters by Charles Mills, Lewis Gordon, Robert Birt, Clevis Headley, and Paget Henry are most revealing and intriguing pieces of philosophical literature.
Overall, this text signals a critical moment in the development of Africana thought, and I wholeheartedly agree with J. Everet Green's blurb on the back of the book when he says that this book is a "philosophical treat."
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