George Lipsitz has sculpted a set of essays into a masterful volume that engages the critical questions of the last several generations of Americans. He provides stunning insights into the ways in which whiteness has been formulated and put into action in the past century, how it has shifted and changed, how it is in itself a fractured and mutable construction, and what its current manifestations are.
Pacific Historical Review
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Published by: University of California Press
Article DOI: 10.2307/3641481
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3641481
Friday, Chris, "The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics – Book Review" (2000). History Faculty and Staff Publications. 22.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Racism--United States; Prejudices--United States; Identity politics--United States; Whites--United States
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Lipsitz, George. Possessive investment in whiteness
United States--Race relations; United States--Social policy--1993-