In White Logic, White Methods
courageous researchers expose the hidden racist dimensions of mainstream social science, which has long suffered from concealed white supremacy. Tables turn as white scientists become subjects of probing analysis. With critical assessments of past and present research, these original articles offer a path to a renewed, emancipatory social science oriented more to building truly just societies. (Joe Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University, and author of Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression)
This path-breaking volume should be required reading for every graduate student and scholar engaged in research on race and ethnicity. The contributors carefully dissect and uncover the myriad ways that white supremacy is supported by conventional practices employed by social scientists to collect, analyze, and frame data on race and racial inequalities. By offering a scathing critique of the ways that social science research remains complicit in white supremacy this volume will change the ways that sociologists conceptualize and carry out studies in the sociology of race and racism. (France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara Deputy Editor, American Sociological Review
)White Logic, White Methods
evokes the same urgency, excitement, and challenge to orthodoxy as Ladner's classic, The Death of White Sociology
. Instead of asking the conventional question of whether the glass is half full or half empty, they dare to ask whose glass is this, who chose it, and who says we have to settle for it? (Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University o)White Logic, White Methods shows the ways that a reigning white ideological methodology has poisoned almost all aspects of social science research. The only way to remedy these prevailing inequalities is for the complete overhaul of current methods, and a movement towards multicultural and pluralist approaches to what we know, think, and question. With an assemblage of leading scholars, this collection explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices.
About the Author
Tukufu Zuberi is a professor and chair at the department of sociology, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is a professor of sociology at Duke University and author of Racism Without Racists.