Not Quite White-CL

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Dezember 2006



Study of the historical development of the category "white trash" in American culture.


Matt Wray is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a 2006-2008 Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University. He is a coeditor of "The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness"; "Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life"; and "White Trash: Race and Class in America."


"?White trash? What did you just call me? Not Quite White provides the best social history of America?s most quizzical moniker in the racial-class system. From its colonial origins to the era of eugenics to the public health campaign to eradicate hookworm in the South, Matt Wray?s careful analysis documents the roots of this label, showing what its apparently oxymoronic nature tells us about the larger system of symbolic stratification in the United States.??Dalton Conley, author of Honky "Matt Wray's Not Quite White is a richly textured social history of how and why the nation has come to conceive, categorize, and routinely vilify that part of its population known as 'white trash.' Because this subject has rarely been the focus of systematic scholarly inquiry, that alone would be a notable achievement. Yet the book aims for more--to propose a boundary theory of why 'white trash' has had so many uses--from literature to politics to social science. By any measure, this book is a major contribution."--Troy Duster, New York University
EAN: 9780822338826
ISBN: 0822338823
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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