Toward a Definition of White Logic and White Methods


Toward a Definition of White Logic and White Methods


This is a chapter written by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from the book they edited titled White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, and which was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008.

About the Book:
Summary: With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods, towards multicultural and pluralist approach to what we know, think, and question.

Awards: Winner of Oliver Cromwell Cox Award co-winner. Joint winner of American Sociological Association Oliver Cromwell Cox Award 2009

Description: VII, 416 p. ; 23 cm

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One: Towards a Definition of White Logic and White Methods Chapter 3 Section One: Race as "A Variable" Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Making Sense of Race and Racial Classification Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Methodically Eliminating Race and Racism Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Race and Population Statistics in South Africa Chapter 7 Section Two: Logic of the Method Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Causation and Race Part 9 Chapter Six: Swimming Upstream: Theory and Methodology in Race Research Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: Deracializing Social Statistics: Problems in the Quantification of Race Chapter 11 Section Three: Interpreting the Problem Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: Anything But Racism: How Sociologists Limit the Significance of Racism Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Experiments in Black and White: How Racial Ideology Affects Experimental Methodology Chapter 14 Chapter Ten: The End of Racism as the New Doxa: New Strategies for Researching Race Chapter 15 Chapter Eleven: White Ethnographers on the Experiences of African American Men: Then and Now Chapter 16 Section Four: Dimensions of Segregation and Inequality Typically Missed Chapter 17 Chapter Twelve: Indices of Racial Residential Segregation: A Critical Review and Redirection Chapter 18 Chapter Thirteen: Qui Bono?: Explaining-or Defending-Winners and Losers in the Competition for Educational Achievement Chapter 19 Chapter Fourteen: Critical Demography and the Measurement of Racism: A Reconsideration of Wealth, Status and Power Chapter 20 Chapter Fifteen: As Racial Boundaries "Fade": Racial Stratification and Interracial Marriage Chapter 21 Section Five: The Practice of Social Research Chapter 22 Chapter Sixteen:The Gospel of Feel Good Sociology of Race Relations as Pseudoscience and the Decline in the Relevance of American Sociology in the 21st Century Chapter 23 Chapter Seventeen: To Win the War: Racial Research and the Pioneer Fund Chapter 24 Chapter Eighteen: Being a statistician means never having to say you're certain. Chapter 25 Chapter Nineteen: Crime Statistics, Disparate Impact Analysis, and the Economic Disenfranchisement of Minority Ex-Offenders Chapter 26 Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here? Chapter 27 Chapter Twenty: Telling the Real Tale of the Hunt: Towards a Race Conscious Sociology of Racial Stratification.

Publisher Synopsis:

In White Logic, White Methods courageous researchers expose the hidden racist dimensions of mainstream social science, which has long suffered from concealed white supremacy. Tables turn as white scientists become subjects of probing analysis. With critical assessments of past and present research, these original articles offer a path to a renewed, emancipatory social science oriented more to building truly just societies. -- Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University

This path-breaking volume should be required reading for every graduate student and scholar engaged in research on race and ethnicity. The contributors carefully dissect and uncover the myriad ways that white supremacy is supported by conventional practices employed by social scientists to collect, analyze, and frame data on race and racial inequalities. By offering a scathing critique of the ways that social science research remains complicit in white supremacy this volume will change the ways that sociologists conceptualize and carry out studies in the sociology of race and racism. -- France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara * Deputy Editor, American Sociological Review *

White Logic, White Methods evokes the same urgency, excitement, and challenge to orthodoxy as Ladner's classic, The Death of White Sociology. Instead of asking the conventional question of whether the glass is half full or half empty, they dare to ask whose glass is this, who chose it, and who says we have to settle for it? -- Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Source: Worldcat record


Tukufu Zuberi (editor)
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (editor)



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