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The Resource Racing for innocence : whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action, Jennifer L. Pierce

Racing for innocence : whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action, Jennifer L. Pierce

Label
Racing for innocence : whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action
Title
Racing for innocence
Title remainder
whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Pierce
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • How is it that recipients of white privilege deny the role they play in reproducing racial inequality? This work addresses this question by examining the backlash against affirmative action in the late 1980s and early 1990s, just as courts, universities, and other institutions began to end affirmative action programs. It recounts the stories of elite legal professionals at a large corporation with a federally mandated affirmative action program, as well as the cultural narratives about race, gender, and power in the news media and Hollywood films. Though most white men denied accountability for any racism in the workplace, they recounted ways in which they resisted, whether wittingly or not, incorporating people of color or white women into their workplace lives. In this book the author draws on three different approaches, ethnography, narrative analysis, and fiction, to conceptualize the complexities and ambiguities of race and gender in contemporary America
  • How is it that recipients of white privilege deny the role they play in reproducing racial inequality? This work addresses this question by examining the backlash against affirmative action in the late 1980s and early 1990s, just as courts, universities, and other institutions began to end affirmative action programs. It recounts the stories of elite legal professionals at a large corporation with a federally mandated affirmative action program, as well as the cultural narratives about race, gender, and power in the news media and Hollywood films. Though most white men denied accountability for any racism in the workplace, they recounted ways in which they resisted, whether wittingly or not, incorporating people of color or white women into their workplace lives. In ths book the author draws on three different approaches, ethnography, narrative analysis, and fiction, to conceptualize the complexities and ambiguities of race and gender in contemporary America
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pierce, Jennifer L.
Dewey number
331.13/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
P54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Whites
  • Lawyers
  • Women lawyers
  • Racism
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Whites
  • Collective memory
  • Public opinion
  • United States
Label
Racing for innocence : whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action, Jennifer L. Pierce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : telling stories about race in an era of colorblindness -- Innocence and injury : the politics of cultural memory in print news media -- Filming racial progress : the transformation of white male innocence -- Racing for innocence : stories of disavowal and exclusion -- Stand by your man : women lawyers and affirmative action -- Small talk : a short story -- Commentary : ambivalent racism -- Conclusion : still racing for innocence
Control code
773667412
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780804778794
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)773667412
Label
Racing for innocence : whiteness, gender, and the backlash against affirmative action, Jennifer L. Pierce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : telling stories about race in an era of colorblindness -- Innocence and injury : the politics of cultural memory in print news media -- Filming racial progress : the transformation of white male innocence -- Racing for innocence : stories of disavowal and exclusion -- Stand by your man : women lawyers and affirmative action -- Small talk : a short story -- Commentary : ambivalent racism -- Conclusion : still racing for innocence
Control code
773667412
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780804778794
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)773667412

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