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Reconstituting whiteness : the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, Jenny Irons

Label
Reconstituting whiteness : the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Title
Reconstituting whiteness
Title remainder
the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Irons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Reconstituting Whiteness, sociologist Jenny Irons explores the tactics and legacy of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, an agency of the state that existed from 1956 to 1977 and was devoted primarily to defending and supporting the institution of segregation. Using a myriad of surveillance and public relations efforts, the commission was unique in its expanse and resistance during a time of change." "Going far beyond a mere institutional history, however, Irons uses the commission to explore the intersection of state-organized defense of white supremacy and the dramatically shifting racial constructs of the civil rights era. Ultimately, the commission failed to protect segregation, but as a state entity, it adapted racism in new terms." "Reconstituting Whiteness is an insightful study of the methods that the Mississippi state government used to move the goal posts of what was considered "decent" and "acceptable" white supremacy and racism, as it raced against time to define whiteness while the boundaries of segregation fell all around it."--BOOK JACKET
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351486
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irons, Jenny
Dewey number
305.809/076209045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F350.A1
LC item number
I76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
  • Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
  • White supremacy movements
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • States' rights (American politics)
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • States' rights (American politics)
  • White supremacy movements
  • Mississippi
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the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Label
Reconstituting whiteness : the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, Jenny Irons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nothing to hide" : whiteness and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission -- The relational context of white resistance -- "The true facts about segregation" : denial and the public relations campaign -- Monitoring the racial situation : the identity work of social control -- Reorganized relations, entrenched hard-liners -- Minimizing the racial situation : public relations and resistant accommodation -- "Determined to perpetuate itself" : continuity in investigations despite change -- Conclusion: Legitimacy, whiteness, and racism
Control code
ocn317288492
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[xix], 260 pages
Isbn
9780826516855
Lccn
2009011738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317288492
Label
Reconstituting whiteness : the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, Jenny Irons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nothing to hide" : whiteness and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission -- The relational context of white resistance -- "The true facts about segregation" : denial and the public relations campaign -- Monitoring the racial situation : the identity work of social control -- Reorganized relations, entrenched hard-liners -- Minimizing the racial situation : public relations and resistant accommodation -- "Determined to perpetuate itself" : continuity in investigations despite change -- Conclusion: Legitimacy, whiteness, and racism
Control code
ocn317288492
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
[xix], 260 pages
Isbn
9780826516855
Lccn
2009011738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317288492

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