Whiteness Studies I

Peter Kolchin
2009 Journal de la Société des Américanistes  
Ovcr the past two dccades, scholars in the social sciences and humanitics have increasingly focuscd on « whitcness » as a new way of exploring race and racism in America. Thcse Iwo articles cvaluale the way historians have approachcd the subjcct. The first article, originally publishcd in the Joumal of A111erica11 flisto1y iu 2002, examines the developmcnt of whitcncss studies in the 1990s, and the second, which appears hcrc for the firs t timc, provides an update on more recent trends. The
more » ... ent trends. The articles find considcrable potential in whiteness studies, but also point to serious conceptual and methodological problems that deserve attention. [
doi:10.4000/jsa.10769 fatcat:i4agamikvfa5jeqvfe5hdhaxhu