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Whitewashing "The Strip": The Construction of Whiteness in Las Vegas
White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America
  • Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Melissa J. Monson
Editors
Joe L. Kincheloe; Shirley R. Steinberg; Nelson M. Rodriguez; Ronald E. Chennault
Document Type
Chapter
Publication Date
3-1-2000
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publisher Location
New York
Abstract

What does it mean to be white in today's society? Is whiteness an ethnicity? White Reign tackles questions like these by examining whiteness as a cultural concept that our society has created and exposing the systems that teach us how we think about race, including schools, media, and even cyberspace. These essays examine the construction of white identity and the possibility of reshaping whiteness in a progressive, nonracist manner, presenting a culture of whiteness that can be employed by educators, parents, and citizens concerned with racial justice.

Keywords
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Ethnicity,
  • Ethnology,
  • Minorities,
  • Multiculturalism,
  • Race relations,
  • Whites--Race identity,
  • Whitewash
Language
English
Permissions
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Citation Information
Barbara G. Brents and Melissa J. Monson. "Whitewashing "The Strip": The Construction of Whiteness in Las Vegas" White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barb_brents/29/