White (Book, 1997) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Author: Richard Dyer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
White people are not literally or symbolically white, yet they are called white. What does this mean? In Western media, whites take up the position of ordinariness, not a particular race, just the human race. How is this achieved? White takes these questions as starting points for an examination of the representation of whiteness by whites in Western visual culture. Dyer places this representation within the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Weise
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer
ISBN: 0415095360 9780415095365 0415095379 9780415095372 1315003600 9781315003603
OCLC Number: 34547959
Description: xv, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The matter of whiteness --
2. Coloured white, not coloured --
3. The light of the world --
4. The white man's muscles --
5. 'There's nothing I can do! Nothing!' --
6. White death.
Responsibility: Richard Dyer.


Whiteness is an invisible racial position, against which other ethnicities are examined. In White the author traces the representation of whiteness in the contexts of Christianity, colonialism and in  Read more...
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