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Title:Lessons in Black and White: The Racial and Gender Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow *South, 1887--1939
Author(s):DuRocher Wilson, Kristina A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Vernon Burton; Pleck, Elizabeth H.
Department / Program:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black Studies
Abstract:My final two chapters explore ritualistic racial violence as the extreme of racial and gender socialization. The attendance and participation in the mass mob lynchings of African Americans took white children outside of the daily experiences of racism. For white male youths, the community encouraged white boys and adolescents to engage in white masculine behavior by attacking black male bodies. The heavy emphasis on masculinity in these rituals reflects the instability and insecurity of the white male hierarchy. Meanwhile, white girls learned to instigate and direct ritualistic violence, empowering themselves by using the rape-lynch discourse to escape socially imposed roles of ideal womanhood.
Issue Date:2005
Description:255 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3198980
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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