Feb. 1

Towards the Abolition of Whiteness

Guest Lecturer: Eric Lott, Associate Professor, Department of English

Eric Lott is the author of Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Oxford University Press, 1993). He has published several articles on "Whiteness," including "White Like Me: Racial Transvestism and the Construction of Whiteness," Cultural Studies Reader (Routledge, 1998), "The Whiteness of Film Noir," American Literary History (1997), and "Whiteness: A Glossary," The Village Voice (1993).


OUTLINE:

I. The Political Economy of Whiteness
II. The Sociology of Whiteness
III. New Cultures of Racial Difference

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