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Author Anagnostou, Yiorgos.

Title Contours of White Ethnicity : Popular Ethnography and the Making of Usable Pasts in Greek America
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, 2009
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Why White Ethnicity? Why Ethnic Pasts?; One: The Politics and Poetics of Popular Ethnography; Two: Whither Collective Ethnic Identities?; Three: Whose Ethnic Community?; Four: Interrogating Ethnic Whiteness, Building Interracial Solidarity; Five: Ethnicity as Choice?; Six: Redirecting Ethnic Options; Afterword: White Ethnicity as Cultural Becoming; Notes; References; Index
Summary In Contours of White Ethnicity, Yiorgos Anagnostou explores the construction of ethnic history and reveals how and why white ethnics selectively retain, rework, or reject their pasts. Challenging the tendency to portray Americans of European background as a uniform cultural category, the author demonstrates how a generalized view of American white ethnics misses the specific identity issues of particular groups as well as their internal differences. Interdisciplinary in scope, Contours of White Ethnicity uses the example of Greek America to illustrate how the immigrant pa
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ISBN 0821443615
9780821443613