New Formations of White Masculinity
ISBN10: 0822349485 ISBN13: 9780822349488 Publisher: Duke Univ Pr Published: Jan 25 2011 Pages: 221 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Throughout Affirmative Reaction, Carroll examines the kinds of difference white masculinity claims for itself as it attempts to hold onto or maintain majority privilege. Whether these are traditional sites of minority difference-such as Irishness, white trash, or domestic melodrama-or reworked sites of masculinist investment-including laboring bodies, public-sphere politics, and vigilantism-the outcome is the same: the foregrounding of white masculinity over and against women, people of color, and the non-heteronormative. By revealing the strategies through which white masculinity is produced as a formal difference, Carroll sheds new light on the ways that privilege is accrued and maintained.