White Identity Politics

White Identity Politics[EPUB] ✻ White Identity Politics Author Ashley Jardina – Bluevapours.co.uk Amidst discontent over America's growing diversity many white Americans now view the political world through the lens of a racial identity Whiteness was once thought to be invisible because of whites' Amidst discontent over America's growing diversity many white Americans now view the political world through the lens of a racial identity Whiteness was once thought to be invisible because of whites' dominant position and ability to claim the mainstream but today a large portion of whites actively identify with their racial group and support policies and candidates that they view as protecting whites' power and status In White Identity Politics Ashley Jardina offers a landmark analysis of emerging patterns of white identity White Identity eBook Û and collective political behavior drawing on sweeping data Where past research on whites' racial attitudes emphasized out group hostility Jardina brings into focus the significance of in group identity and favoritism White Identity Politics shows that disaffected whites are not just found among the working class; they make up a broad proportion of the American public with profound implications for political behavior and the future of racial conflict in America.


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  • White Identity Politics
  • Ashley Jardina
  • 09 August 2014
  • 9781108651981

10 thoughts on “White Identity Politics

  1. Anca says:

    This uote from its last chapter perfectly encapsulates the book the politics of white identity is marked by an insidious illusion one in which whites claim their group experiences discrimination in an effort to reinforce and maintain a system of racial ineuality where whites are the dominant group with the lion’s share of power and privilegesThorough research illuminating and timely The chapter on immigration was extremely well written and I will likely assign it in my immigration policy class

  2. Mehrsa says:

    This was a good book full of good research but it was really academic Also she insists that white identity politics is not measuring racism at all and that they are distinct phenomena but I am not sure why that insistence is necessary as racism is really hard to measure and if it walks like a duck

  3. Andrew says:

    First of all the casual reader should be warned that this book is written in a very academic style Ashley Jardina finds a key gap in previous scholarship that of addressing the identity possessed by the dominant racial group in the United States whites and exploits it brilliantly Numerous studies launched in this book shine light on how whites are not only organizing around prejudice towards racial out groups but also around bias toward their racial in group As Jardina notes in response to growing demographic changes and increasing public salience centered on racial issues many whites possess a strong sense of racial identity and this identity informs them to view their group favorably and desire policiescandidates that protect their group This book is an important contribution to understanding what motivates public support for restrictionist immigration policies candidates like Donald Trump and much I do have one relatively small concern Jardina spends a significant amount of time differentiating between in group favoritism and out group prejudice and rightfully so as these are indeed two separate constructs However even as she notes these two often work in tandem And indeed Jardina finds high correlations between her constructs of white identity and animus towards racial minorities including blacks and latinos as well as in one study an alarmingly high correlation with KKK favorability I am slightly disappointed in the lack of discussion on how her white identity could work in tandem with out group animus to create especially potent political opinions and ultimately actions In short yes it is clear that many whites do indeed center themselves around protecting their group and its interests but who they want to protect it from still matters It's not other whites they feel as though they need to protect themselves from

  4. A Reader says:

    This work would be appealing to an academic or a researcher than to casual reader But it is an excellent book informative and well written Political scientist Ashley Jardina explains how white identity has changed over the past several decades and how Donald Trump has unified different groups of white voters around his Presidency Some whites argues Ashely Jardina possess a strong sense of attachment to their racial group When their group’s dominant position is secure white’s racial identity is not especially politically conseuential But when “big events” in the political environment such as the waves of immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe in the 1920s which brought rapid demographic changes in the country the events of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the election of Barack Obama the first black president in 2009 pose a threat to whites’ dominant status while social solidarity becomes salient and political relevant influencing whites’ political attitudes and behaviour In other words whites high on racial identity seek to preserve the racial hierarchy and to protect the status uo

  5. Paul says:

    I only read selected chapters of this meticulously researched and masterfully written book It's a great book with a long view of politics and it goes to a highly granular level to define various political groups in the USMy only problem is that the political landscape is changing so dramatically and on a weekly basis that this book best serves academics and scholars There is no easy explanation for why white voters have varying degrees of pride or identity in their whiteness There are a thousand highly explored reasons why white voters vote the way they do but I think the volatility of the current political situation in the country makes the predictive force of this book uestionable But it's an excellent look into how the country got into this situation and a full exploration of the subject The psychology is very subtle and clearly brought out here

  6. Natasha Goel says:

    If you're going to read Hillbilly Elegy read this instead

  7. J Earl says:

    White Identity Politics by Ashley Jardina is an important look at how race plays a role in social and political decisions namely how whites perceive their own race and their relationship with that categoryThe early part of the book might make some readers uit because it reads considerably drier than the rest Please keep reading it will be well worth it The early part is establishing the context for Jardina's findings and as such is essential to understanding how and why her results are important Citing all of the previous scholarship certainly slows down the reading but if you're not reading it for research purposes or if it is your first time through ignore the parenthetical citations and just get the main points Once you have finished the book you can go back if you so choose and read the other works and either agree or disagree Whether you like or dislike what she finds and argues you must first read the book and understand her argument If you don't then your argument is not about her's but rather just about your own discomfort with what you're understanding her to say Having said that there is a lot to think about and digest especially for someone not well versed in this area of study Rather than try to simply outline the entire book I'd rather give an idea of at least one important point I took from the workIn today's political climate it is real easy to default to a position that roughly euates voting for a candidate who advocates for policies that are ultimately racist to being a racist Part of that thinking even within academia and policy making bodies is because most previous research and studies have focused on white identity from a position of out group animosity What Jardina has found and what helps me try to better understand how so many can vote for such hateful policymakers is that many whites are not voting from a position of out group resentment but from a position of white consciousness of which if I understand correctly white identity is but a part These people vote because they believe the person andor policy will benefit them and their group This is different from voting because a policy will hurt or limit another group So anything maintaining the status uo without being blatantly against other groups will get the support of these people This explains the importance of racist policy being couched in terminology that makes it sound like it is just maintaining status uo or even making things better in areas that whites will perceive as benefiting their groupWhile this helps me to understand things with a bit nuance I still have a hard time respecting people who are okay with politicians or faux politicians who used to be reality stars that harm other people There is a difference between being against racism and being actively antiracism and far too many hide behind claims of not being racist so they can support people and policies that are at their heart racist But there is a distinction Maybe next time through this book I can gain a better understanding of what to do to try to get people to realize that when everyone has a better life it is beneficial for everyoneI would recommend this book to anyone wanting to better understand the toxic environment we currently have in the USA and perhaps find ways to get those not racist to uit aiding those who areReviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley

  8. Ryan says:

    I'm giving this book 5 stars primarily because I think the topic is very timely and could help a lot of people understand the current state of the US Jardina analyses the current state of white identity She argues that some whites are not behaving in a traditional racist sense Instead of lashing out against other races they are fighting to maintain racial superiority It's a form of in group protection instead of out group aggression This drives anti immigration anti globalism and anti diversity sentiments The book also talks about how specific events historically can lead to increases in this sentiment as the majority group in charge feels like their superior position is being challenged Specifically as the country's demographics change and Obama is elected president the in group feels challenged This helped lead to the current backlash represented in the election or Trump and the rise of alt right organizationsThis book is a heavy read It is written like a dissertation with lots of evidence and citations It's still worth reading You can get the point by reading the introduction and conclusion to each chapter along with the whole final chapter

  9. Alex says:

    Strong academic book looking at characteristics of white identity and policies they support including social security for all legacy admissions in university and isolationism internationally Data that white identity groups oppose outsourcing and free trade is particularly interesting as it helps explain why the GOP has turned against free trade policies in recent years Can be clunky to read at times because it’s methodologically thorough but strong work Would be very interesting to revisit data post BLM and recent events as much data is drawn from 2012 14 Hope she writes a seuel when data is available

  10. Melissa Michelson says:

    This book is so powerful so well written and most importantly so helpful for understanding why Trump won and why he might win again and how that is related to the anxiety that White people are feeling about the changing demographics of the US and how that endangers their privilege It’s not that they’re racists with racial resentment but that they’re seeking positive identities and self esteem as all people do Read This Book

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