Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity by Hamilton Carroll

By Hamilton Carroll

Affirmative Reaction explores the cultural politics of heteronormative white masculine privilege within the usa. via shut readings of texts starting from the preferred tv drama 24 to the wonder Comics miniseries The name of Duty, and from the truth express American Chopper to the motion picture Million buck Baby, Hamilton Carroll argues that the real privilege of white masculinity—and its defining strategy—is to not be unmarked, common, or invisible, yet to be cellular and mutable. He describes how, in keeping with the perceived erosions of privilege produced by means of post–civil rights period identification politics, white masculinity has come to depend upon the very discourses of distinction that unsettled its claims at the common; it has redefined itself as a marginalized identity.

Throughout Affirmative Reaction, Carroll examines the categories of distinction white masculinity claims for itself because it makes an attempt to carry onto or preserve majority privilege. no matter if those are conventional websites of minority difference—such as Irishness, white trash, or family melodrama—or remodeled websites of masculinist investment—including laboring our bodies, public-sphere politics, and vigilantism—the consequence is similar: the foregrounding of white masculinity over and opposed to ladies, humans of colour, and the non-heteronormative. by way of revealing the thoughts in which white masculinity is produced as a proper distinction, Carroll sheds new mild at the ways in which privilege is accumulated and maintained.

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