Understanding Everyday Racism: An Interdisciplinary Theory

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SAGE, 25.07.1991 - 322 Seiten
This book compares contemporary racism in the US and the Netherlands through in-depth interviews with fifty-five black women. As an interdisciplinary analysis of gendered social constructions of racism, it breaks new ground. Essed problematizes and reinterprets many of the meanings and everyday practices that the majority of society has come to take for granted. She addresses crucial but largely neglected dimensions of racism: how it is experienced; how black women recognize its covert manifestations; how they acquire this knowledge; and how they challenge racism in everyday life. To answer these questions, over two thousand experiences of black women are analyzed within a theoretical framework that integrates the disciplines of macro- and
 

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Introduction
1
Toward an Integration of Macro
11
Methodological Questions
54
Knowledge and Comprehension of Everyday Racism
72
Analyzing Accounts of Racism
119
The Structure of Everyday Racism
185
The Structure of Everyday Racism
278
Conclusions
283
Index
319
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