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Mapping Whiteness: an Examination of White-Identified College Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
(2016)
  • Susan B Murray, San Jose State University
Abstract
Critical Whiteness scholars assert that in order to more fully understand interactional and institutionalized racism, assiduous attention must be directed not only toward those who are victimized by systemic processes, but also toward those in the dominant group who benefit from the resulting inequities (Delgado and Stefancic 1997; Feagin and O’Brien 2003; Lipsitz 2006). Whiteness refers to hegemonic racial power that privileges white groups while subordinating racialized ‘others.’ As an identity and performance, it is a position of racial privilege, a standpoint perspective, and a set of cultural practices that often remain unmarked (Frankenberg 1993). As an ideological and institutional structure, it is a complex web of discourses and processes that sustain racial domination (DiAngelo and Allen 2006).  Based on sixty in-depth interviews, this project maps the contours of whiteness as cultural practice and institutional discourse by examining how white college faculty, staff, and administrators respond to multiracial environments and multicultural ideals.
Keywords
  • whiteness
Disciplines
Publication Date
2016
Comments
This is an unpublished work in progress.
Citation Information
Susan B Murray. "Mapping Whiteness: an Examination of White-Identified College Faculty, Staff, and Administrators" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_murray/13/