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The Shifting Margins of Whiteness and Otherness

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Material Information

Title: The Shifting Margins of Whiteness and Otherness Hispanic American Women and the Social Construction of Race
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Wortzel, Sasha
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Race
Gender
Whiteness
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the grey area between Whiteness and Otherness and the instability of racial borders through Hispanic-American women's experiences with race and culture. I conducted in-depth interviews with Hispanic American women on race, class, gender, home, language, and culture in order to get a better of understanding of how Latina women's racial identities are shaped through daily interactions that sometimes situationally position them as white, and at other times as others, questioning our notions of who counts as white. Each woman I interviewed identified as Hispanic, but in some situations was able to experience Whiteness, or at least gain access to certain privileges that come with being white. Yet these specific instances were only temporary. Therefore the system by which we are race-d as either White or Other was never truly subverted or destabilized. Nonetheless, these breaks do show us the constructed nature of racial borders and power relations, revealing a complicated process in which the system is simultaneously broken and maintained.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sasha Wortzel
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hernandez, Sarah

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 W6
System ID: NCFE003726:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003726/00001

Material Information

Title: The Shifting Margins of Whiteness and Otherness Hispanic American Women and the Social Construction of Race
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Wortzel, Sasha
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Race
Gender
Whiteness
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the grey area between Whiteness and Otherness and the instability of racial borders through Hispanic-American women's experiences with race and culture. I conducted in-depth interviews with Hispanic American women on race, class, gender, home, language, and culture in order to get a better of understanding of how Latina women's racial identities are shaped through daily interactions that sometimes situationally position them as white, and at other times as others, questioning our notions of who counts as white. Each woman I interviewed identified as Hispanic, but in some situations was able to experience Whiteness, or at least gain access to certain privileges that come with being white. Yet these specific instances were only temporary. Therefore the system by which we are race-d as either White or Other was never truly subverted or destabilized. Nonetheless, these breaks do show us the constructed nature of racial borders and power relations, revealing a complicated process in which the system is simultaneously broken and maintained.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sasha Wortzel
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hernandez, Sarah

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 W6
System ID: NCFE003726:00001

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