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The Resource Just us : an American conversation, Claudia Rankine

Just us : an American conversation, Claudia Rankine

Label
Just us : an American conversation
Title
Just us
Title remainder
an American conversation
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Rankine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which aggression and defensiveness alike are on the rise. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how can humans best approach one another across our differences? Taking the study of whiteness and white supremacy as a guiding light, Claudia Rankine explores a series of real encounters with friends and strangers - each disrupting the false comfort of spaces where our public and private lives intersect, like the airport, the theatre, the dinner party and the voting booth - and urges us to enter into the conversations which could offer the only humane pathways through this moment of division. Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, and to breach the silence, guilt and violence that surround whiteness. Brilliantly arranging essays, images and poems along with the voices and rebuttals of others, it counterpoints Rankine's own text with facing-page notes and commentary, and closes with a bravura study of women confronting the political and cultural implications of dyeing their hair blonde."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rankine, Claudia
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Social conditions
  • Whites
  • United States
Label
Just us : an American conversation, Claudia Rankine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
What if -- Liminal spaces I -- Evolution -- Lemonade -- Outstretched -- Daughter -- Notes on the state of whiteness -- Tiki torches -- Study on white male privilege -- Tall -- Social contract -- Violent -- Sound and fury -- Big little lies -- Ethical loneliness -- Liminal spaces II -- José Martí -- Boys will be boys -- Complicit freedoms -- Whitening -- Liminal spaces III
Control code
on1136969425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781644450215
Lccn
2019956891
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1136969425
Label
Just us : an American conversation, Claudia Rankine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
What if -- Liminal spaces I -- Evolution -- Lemonade -- Outstretched -- Daughter -- Notes on the state of whiteness -- Tiki torches -- Study on white male privilege -- Tall -- Social contract -- Violent -- Sound and fury -- Big little lies -- Ethical loneliness -- Liminal spaces II -- José Martí -- Boys will be boys -- Complicit freedoms -- Whitening -- Liminal spaces III
Control code
on1136969425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781644450215
Lccn
2019956891
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1136969425

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