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The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
by George Lipsitz

Title available in paperback?: Yes
Pages: 274


Description of book: "Lipsitz is a professor of ethnic studies and the book is a comparative study of ethnicity in the contemporary US. For a scholarly book, it is very readable. And, it is very interdisciplinary: he discusses pop culture (the OJ trials), the history of blues, immigrant labor, discrimination in housing, and the history of Japanese Americans who joined the Japanese army."

Description by Jeff Rhyne, Faculty, English, IU South Bend

Reviews/Articles/Publisher Information with more about the title:

Temple University. "George Lipsitz: The Possessive Investment in Whiteness." URL.

Lipsitz, George. "Remembering Robert Johnson." Popular Music and Society. 21.4 (Winter 97). Direct Link through EbscoHost (login required off-campus).

Last Reviewed: 03/2014