Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education

First Page

171

Last Page

186

Abstract

THIS COLLECTION ESPOUSES a rhetorical lens for employing theories and methods of whiteness studies to analyze twenty-first-century texts and contexts; as such, it argues for the continued relevancy of whiteness studies in the twenty-first century. In particular, this collection identifies new sites for analyses of racialized whiteness, such as digitized representations of whiteness on the web and implicit representations of racialized whiteness in educational policies and politics. In the process, this collection exposes how seemingly progressive gains made in representing nonwhites in various cultural sites often reify a normative, racialized whiteness.

Comments

This material was excerpted from the book Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education, edited by Tammie M. Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe and published by Southern Illinois University Press. Copyright © 2017 by the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University. Archived with permission. All rights reserved.

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