Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-3534-3 • Paperback • August 2005 • $53.00 • (£41.00)
978-1-4616-4167-4 • eBook • August 2005 • $47.50 • (£37.00)
Kristen A. Myers is associate professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University.
Chapter 1 Hiding in Plain Sight: Racetalk, the Language of Racism
Chapter 2 Revealing Racetalk
Chapter 3 Racetalk as Reproducing Racism: A Theoretical Toolbox
Chapter 4 The Structure of Signification: Whiteness
Chapter 5 The Structure of Signification: Blackness
Chapter 6 The Structure of Signification: Brownness
Chapter 7 The Structure of Domination: Surveillance and the Policing of Boundaries
Chapter 8 The Structure of Legitimation: Accounting for Racetalk
Chapter 9 Bridging Boundaries: Counterhegemonic Practices
Chapter 10 The Accidental Antiracist: Research as a Tool for Raising Consciousness
Chapter 11 Dialectics Revisited: Racetalk and the Racial Regime
Chapter 12 Praxis: In Search of a Balm
Through challenging the structures of talk and discourse in daily US life, Myers hopes that the structures of racism and domination will likewise be challenged and ultimately changed.
— Choice Reviews
By focusing on how people invoke race and racism in their mundane conversations, Myers demonstrates how discrimination is still an integral aspect of U.S. society. Recommended.
— Choice Reviews
This exciting new work focuses on individual—not institutional—forms of racism, requiring us to rethink the idea that prejudice is no longer fundamental to an understanding of racial dynamics in this country. Myers has obtained amazing data through discussions with college students, making Racetalk a significant contribution to the current literature on racism.
— Benjamin Baez, Georgia State University