SWIP:  Society for Women in Philosophy

SWIP Suggested Readings
on the Construction of Whiteness/Racial Identity


Allen, Theodore. The Invention of the White Race. New York: Verso, 1994.

Appiah, Anthony. "But Would That Still Be Me?: Notes on Gender, ëRace,í Ethnicity, as Sources of ëIdentityí." The Journal of Philosophy, 87:10 (October 1990), pp. 493-507.

Behar, Ruth. Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with the Esperanza Story. Boston: Beacon, 1993.

Bernardi, Daniel. The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of US Cinema. Rutgers Univ.

Bethel, Lorraine. "What Chou Mean We White Girl? Or, the Cullud Lesbian Feminist Declaration of Independence (Dedicated to the proposition that all Women are not Equal, i.e. Identically Oppressed)," Condition 5, The Black Womenís Issue (Autumn 1979), pp. 86-92.

Bosterli, Margaret Jones. Born in the Delta: Reflections on the Making of a Southern White Sensibility. Knoxville, TN: Univ of Tenn, 1996.

Bulkin, Elly; Minnie Bruce Pratt and Barbara Smith. Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand, 1984.

Dernersesian, Angie Chabram. "íChicana! Rican? No, Chicana-Riquena!í Refashioning the Transnational Connection." In Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader. David Theo Goldberg, ed. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1994.

Di Leonardo, Michaela. The Varieties of Ethnic Experience: Kinship, Class, and Gender among Californian Italian-Americans. Ithaca, NY: Cornell, 1984.

Fowlkes, Diane L. White Political Women: Paths from Privilege to Empowerment. Knoxville, TN: Univ of Tenn, 1992.

Frankenberg, Ruth. The Meaning of Difference. McGraw-Hill, 1995.

Frankenburg, Ruth. White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minneapolis: Univ of Minneapolis, 1993.

Frye, Marilyn. "On Being White." The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory. Freedom, CA: Crossing, 1983.

Frye, Marilyn. Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1992.

Fusco, Coco. "The Other History of Intercultural Performance." In English is Broken Here: Notes On Cultural Fusion in the Americas. NY: The New Press

Goldberg, David Theo. Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1993.

Golumbia, David. "Black and White World: Race, Ideology and Utopia in Triton and Star Trek," Cultural Critique 32 (Winter 95/96).

Gordon, Lewis. Bad Faith and Anti-Black Racism.

Gordon, Lewis. Fanon and the Crisis of European Man.

Gordon, Lewis. Her Majestyís Other Children.

Hall, Kim. "Learning to Touch Honestly: A White Lesbian Responds to Racism," in Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures. Jeffner Allen, ed.

hooks, bell. "Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination." In Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston: South End, 1992. 165-179.

Ignatiev, Noel. How the Irish Became White. NY: Routledge, 1995.

Joseph, Gloria and Jill Lewis. Common Differences: Conflicts in the Black and White Feminist Perspectives. Boston: South End, 1981.

Kaplan, Caren. "The Politics of Location as Transnational Feminist Critical Practice." In Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices. Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan, eds. Univ of Minnesota, 1994. 137-152.

Kaye/Kantrowitz, Melanie. "Jews in the US: The Rising Costs of Whiteness" In Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity. Becky Thompson and Sangeeta Tyagi, eds.

Kaye/Kantrowitz, Melanie. "Jews, Class, Color and the Cost of Whiteness." In The Issue is Power.

Keating, AnnLouise. "Interrogating ëWhiteness,í (De)Constructing Race," College English. 57:8 (December 1995): 901-918.

Lopez, Ian F. Haney. "White by Law." In Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge, ed. Richard Delgado. Philadelphia: Temple Univ, 1995. 542-551.

Lott, Eric. Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class. NY: Oxford, 1993.

Lugones, Maria and Elizabeth Spelman. "Have We Got a Theory for You!: Cultural Imperialism and the Demand for the Womanís Voice." In Hypatia Reborn: Essays in Feminist Philosophy, ed. Asisah al-Hibri and Margaret A. Simons. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ, 1990. pp. 18-33.

Lugones, Maria. "On the Logic of Pluralist Feminism." Feminist Ethics. Claudia Card, ed. Lawrence, KS: Univ of Kansas, 1991.

MacIntosh, Peggy. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Womenís Studies." In Race, Class and Gender: An Anthology, eds. Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins. NY: Wadsworth, 1991.

Martin, Biddy and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. "Feminist Politics: Whatís Home Got to Do with It" Feminist Studies/Critical Studies. Teresa de Laurentis, ed. Bloomington: Indiana Univ

Mercer, Kobena. Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies. NY: Routledge.

Mohanty, Chandra Talpade, Ann Russo and Lourdes Torres, eds. Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ, 1991.

Moraga, Cherrie. "La Guera." In This Bridge Called My Back: Radical Writings by Women of Color. Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, eds. NY: Kitchen Table, 1983.

Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.

Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States From the 1960s to the 1990s. Second Edition. NY: Routledge, 1994.

Perreault, Jeanne. "White Feminist Guilt, Abject Scripts, and (Other) Transformative Necessities." Colour: An Issue. Roy Miki and Fred Wah, eds. 13/14 Spring Fall 1994: 226-238.

Rich, Adrieene. "Disloyal to Civilization: Feminism, Racism and Gynophobia." On Lies, Secrets and Silences. NY: W. W. Norton, 1979. 275-310.

Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. NY: Verso, 1991.

Roediger, David R. The Abolition of Whiteness. NY: Verson, 1994.

Segrest, Mab. Memoir of a Race Traitor. Boston: South End, 1994.

Singleton, Carrie. "Race and Gender in Feminist Theory." Sage. 6:1 (Summer 1989). 12-17.

Tatum, Beverly. "Talking About Race, Learning About Racism: The Application of Racial Identity Development in the Classroom." Harvard Ed Review, Spring 1992.

Tatum, Beverly. "Teaching White Students About Racism: The Search for White Allies and the Restoration of Hope." Teachers College Record. Summer 1994.

Ware, Vron. Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History. NY: Verson, 1992.

Williams, Patricia J. The Alchemy of Race and Rights.

Zack, Naomi. Race and Mixed Race. Philadelphia: Temple Univ, 1993.

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