9781405184533

The Everyday Language of White Racism

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    9781405184533

  • ISBN10:

    1405184531

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/20/2008
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

In The Everyday Language of White Racism, Jane H. Hill provides an incisive analysis of everyday language to reveal the underlying racist stereotypes that continue to circulate in American culture. provides a detailed background on the theory of race and racism reveals how racializing discourse-talk and text that produces and reproduces ideas about races and assigns people to them-facilitates a victim-blaming logic integrates a broad and interdisciplinary range of literature from sociology, social psychology, justice studies, critical legal studies, philosophy, literature, and other disciplines that have studied racism, as well as material from anthropology and sociolinguistics

Author Biography

Jane H. Hill is Regents' Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has served as President of the American Anthropological Association, and was awarded the Viking Fund Medal in Anthropology in 2005.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vi
The Persistence of White Racismp. 1
Language in White Racism: An Overviewp. 31
The Social Life of Slursp. 49
Gaffes: Racist Talk without Racistsp. 88
Covert Racist Discourse: Metaphors, Mocking, and the Racialization of Historically Spanish-Speaking Populations in the United Statesp. 119
Linguistic Appropriation: The History of White Racism is Embedded in American Englishp. 158
Everyday Language, White Racist Culture, Respect, and Civilityp. 175
Notesp. 183
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 217
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