White folks : race and identity in rural America

Lensmire, Timothy J., 1961- author

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  • Creator Timothy J. Lensmire
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • x, 103 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781138747012, 1138747017, 9781138747036, 1138747033, 9781315180359
  • OCLC ocn965331259


  • "What does it mean to be white and American? White Folks moves beyond the dominant critical methodologies of examining 'whiteness, ' to conceptualize white people in a way that is unafraid to confront, head on, the violence at the core of white racial selves, but that also that illuminates conflicts and complexities there. The book focuses on the the authors' own experience of growing up in a small, rural community in northern Wisconsin, and the stories of people from that community, drawn from a series of in-depth interviews"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The forethought -- How I became white while punching De Tar Baby -- We learned the wrong things and went underground -- We use racial others ... -- ... And hope and stumble -- The afterthought -- Appendix: Methodology
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