By Hamilton Carroll
Throughout Affirmative Reaction, Carroll examines the types of distinction white masculinity claims for itself because it makes an attempt to carry onto or continue majority privilege. even if those are conventional websites of minority difference—such as Irishness, white trash, or household melodrama—or remodeled websites of masculinist investment—including laboring our bodies, public-sphere politics, and vigilantism—the consequence is identical: the foregrounding of white masculinity over and opposed to ladies, humans of colour, and the non-heteronormative. via revealing the options during which white masculinity is produced as a proper distinction, Carroll sheds new gentle at the ways in which privilege is gathered and maintained.
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