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The Resource Autobiography of an ex-white man : learning a new master narrative for America, Robert Paul Wolff, (electronic resource)

Autobiography of an ex-white man : learning a new master narrative for America, Robert Paul Wolff, (electronic resource)

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Autobiography of an ex-white man : learning a new master narrative for America
Title
Autobiography of an ex-white man
Title remainder
learning a new master narrative for America
Statement of responsibility
Robert Paul Wolff
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
<I>Autobiography of an Ex-White Man</I> is an intensely personal meditation on the nature of America by a White Philosopher who joined a Black Studies Department and found his understanding of the world transformed by the experience. The book begins with an autobiographical narrative of the events leading up to Wolff's transfer from a Philosophy Department to the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, and his experiences in the Department with his new colleagues, all of whom had come to Academia from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. <BR>Wolff discovered that the apparently simple act of moving across campus to a new Department in a new building worked a startling change in the way he saw himself, his university, and his country. Reading as widely as possible to bring himself up to speed in his new field of academic responsibility, Wolff realized after a bit that his picture of American history and culture was undergoing an irreversible metamorphosis. America, he realized, has from its inception been a land both of Freedom and of Bondage: Freedom for the few, and then for those who are White; Bondage at first for the many, and then for those who are not White. Slavery is thus not an aberration, an accident, a Peculiar Institution -- it is the essence and core of the American experience.<BR> Wolff's optimistic outlook leads him to express the hope that our acknowledging the realities of America's racial history and present will begin to tear down the formidable barrier to change. He sees this refashioning of the American story as a first step toward the crafting of a truly liberatory project.<BR><BR> Robert Paul Wolff is Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the author of numerous books, including <I>Introductory Philosophy</I> and <I>In Defense of Anarchism</I>.--
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Wolff, Robert Paul
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Wolff, Robert Paul
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American philosophy
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • College teachers
  • Philosophers
  • United States
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Autobiography of an ex-white man : learning a new master narrative for America, Robert Paul Wolff, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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CR9781580466776
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (136 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781580466776
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)317328225
Label
Autobiography of an ex-white man : learning a new master narrative for America, Robert Paul Wolff, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580466776/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781580466776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (136 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580466776
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)317328225

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