Race Critical Theories Book Review by cee-cee

Race Critical Theories
This paper looks at race critical theories while discussing the book 'Worked to the Bone' by Pem Davidson Buck.
# 110830 | 973 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2008 in Literature (World) , Sociology (Theory) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Economics (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that 'Worked to the Bone' by Pem Davidson Buck is subtitled 'Race, Class, Power, & Privilege in Kentucky' and this neatly sums up the focus of her work. The writer discusses that Buck, by training an anthropologist, embarks upon a critical examination of the construction of social and economic privilege in Kentucky in racial terms. The writer points out that Buck resides and works in the two counties she studies, thus she provides a personal and intimate as well as a scholarly overview of what she calls the false lie of 'trickle up' economics in the region. The writer concludes that Buck's work is an important contribution to literature about racial 'construction' in America, and it is particularly interesting because it is told from the point of view of whites, yet condemns white privilege.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buck, Pem Davidson. Worked to the Bone: Race, Class, Power, & Privilege in Kentucky. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001.

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