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The Resource Working-class white : the making and unmaking of race relations, Monica McDermott

Working-class white : the making and unmaking of race relations, Monica McDermott

Label
Working-class white : the making and unmaking of race relations
Title
Working-class white
Title remainder
the making and unmaking of race relations
Statement of responsibility
Monica McDermott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This lively, informative study provides an intimate view of the lived experience of race in urban America from a unique vantage: the corner store. Sociologist Monica McDermott spent a year working as a convenience store clerk in white working class neighborhoods in Atlanta and Boston in order to observe race relations between blacks and whites in a natural setting. Her findings illuminate the subtle cues and genuine misunderstandings that make up race relations in many urban communities, explore how racial interactions and racial identity are influenced by local context, and provide evidence of what many would prefer to believe does not exist: continued anti-black prejudice among white Americans. McDermott notes that while most black-white interactions are civil and unremarkable on the surface, interactions between blacks and whites living in close proximity are characterized by continual attempts to decipher the intent behind words, actions, and gestures, and that certain situations and topics of conversation, such as crime or gender relations, often elicit racial stereotypes or negative comments. Her keen insights on the nuances of race relations will make this book essential reading for students and anyone interested in life in contemporary urban America. --Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Monica
Dewey number
305.5/62/0973091734
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E184.A1
  • F294.A89
LC item number
  • M136 2006
  • A26 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prejudices
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Participant observation
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • United States
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Working-class white : the making and unmaking of race relations, Monica McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cities and the sites : "The Crescent" in Atlanta and "Greenfield" in Boston -- Experiences of white racial identity -- Situational contexts and perceptions of prejudice -- The implications of diversity among Blacks for white attitudes -- Race, crime, and violence -- Race, gender, and sexuality -- Appendix 1 : Cashiers, neighbors, and regular customers -- Appendix 2 : Notes on methodology
Control code
61361541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780520248083
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005023238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780520248083
  • 9780520248090
Label
Working-class white : the making and unmaking of race relations, Monica McDermott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cities and the sites : "The Crescent" in Atlanta and "Greenfield" in Boston -- Experiences of white racial identity -- Situational contexts and perceptions of prejudice -- The implications of diversity among Blacks for white attitudes -- Race, crime, and violence -- Race, gender, and sexuality -- Appendix 1 : Cashiers, neighbors, and regular customers -- Appendix 2 : Notes on methodology
Control code
61361541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780520248083
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005023238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780520248083
  • 9780520248090

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