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978-1-4985-4642-3 • Hardback • December 2017 • $99.00 • (£76.00)
978-1-4985-4643-0 • eBook • December 2017 • $89.00 • (£68.00)
Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz is associate professor of anthropology at the Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.
Introduction: Looking at the Norm
Chapter 1: The Dominant Subject
Chapter 2: An Unusual Research Topic
Chapter 3: Unspoken Whiteness
Chapter 4: Learning Domination
Chapter 5: Race, Class and Gender
About the Author
Brazilian-Italian anthropologist Valeria Ribeiro Corssacz offers an interesting glimpse into white privilege in her book. . . . White Middle-Class Men in Rio de Janeiro: The Making of a Dominant Subject is a relatively short yet thorough read. It would especially appeal to students and academic professionals interested in anthropology, sociology, gender studies, ethnic studies, Latin American studies, Lusophone studies, or African diasporic studies. Corssacz’ work. . . is written in a manner that students of all levels can grasp.
— Harvard Extension Student Paper
In a penetrating analysis that is at once timely and long overdue, Ribeiro Corossacz examines the self-perceptions of Brazil’s most privileged citizens: middle-class white men living in the nation’s most iconic city. “What makes a white man white?” she asks her interviewees—and is often met by a telling combination of silences and stories of domination. In highly readable prose, backed by thorough scholarship, Ribeiro Corossacz pursues what Laura Nader long ago called “studying up”—investigating the lives of those, who by virtue of their constructed identities, wield power and privilege in the durable hierarchies of global capitalism. Readers will discover here a valuable contribution not just to Latin American studies but to urgent theories of intersectionality.
— Robin Sheriff, University of New Hampshire
White Middle-Class Men in Rio de Janeiro: The Making of a Dominant Subject by Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz is a beautifully written, rigorously researched, and groundbreaking ethnography of racial consciousness. This "ethnography of consciousness" is a significant empirical and theoretical contribution to a Critical Race Studies, Whiteness Studies, Latin American Studies, and Brazilian Studies. It is a standout and should be required reading for anyone interested in critical race theory.
— France Winddance Twine, University of California, Santa Barbara
Valeria Corossacz Ribeiro's book provides a much needed and powerful analysis of whiteness in Brazilian society. The stories of white Brazilian men and their relations with nonwhite domestic employees reveal white privilege unlike that discussed for the global North, illuminating an important aspect of the Brazilian racial system.
— Edward Telles, University of California, Santa Barbara