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- DescriptionMatthew Frye Jacobson argues in this text about America's racial odyssey, that race resides t in nature but in the contingencies of politics and culture. In ever-changing racial categories we glimpse the competing theories of history and collective destiny by which power has been organized and contested in the USA. Looking at the field of whiteness studies and linking it to traditional historical inquiry, Jacobson shows that in the USA, nation of immigrants, race has been at the core of civic assimilation: ethnic mirities in becoming American were reracialized to become Caucasian. He provides a counter-history of how nationality groups such as the Irish or Greeks became Americans as racial groups like Celts or Mediterraneans became Caucasian. Jacobson tracks race as a conception and perception, emphasizing the importance of kwing t only how we label one ather but also how we see one ather, and how that racialized vision has largely been transformed in the 20th century.
- Author BiographyMatthew Frye Jacobson is Professor of American Studies at Yale University.
- Author(s)Matthew Frye Jacobson
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication27/08/1999
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note14 halftones, 2 tables
- Weight404 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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