“[A] useful introduction to the field . . . . [A]dvancing the understanding of what is meant by ‘whiteness’ is served by this collection.” — Virginia Quarterly Review
“[T]he editors bring together an impressive variety of contributors to pick apart their own life experiences and pour their sociopolitical analysis into eight, thought-provoking essays.” — Silja J. A. Talvi , LiP Book Review
“[U]nique . . . . [T]he anthology is a welcome addition to the scholarship on whiteness. . . . [T]his anthology can assist in moving students from positions of self-indulgence to social action.” — Debbie Storrs , Contemporary Sociology
“Thoughtful, astute and representing a wide range of perspectives, the contributors explore pressing questions of this emerging discipline.” — Publishers Weekly
"[The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness] raises significant methodological questions. . . . Many historians will therefore find this book worth reading and possibly memorable as a document reflecting a particular moment in the development of critical race studies."
— Julian Carter , Journal of American History
"[A]n interesting multidisciplinary, theoretical, politically charged . . . study of whiteness."
— Nancy Gentile Ford , Journal of American Ethnic History
"[M]ake[s] important contributions to the academic field of 'critical whiteness studies.' . . . The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness . . . contain[s] social-science perspectives and research data that can be immensely valuable to literary scholars and other humanists." — Lawrence J. Oliver , Callaloo
“If for no other reason than that the circulation of racialized power has been and is fractured, multi-faceted, contradictory, and continual, then this collection would be valuable in its attention to the accumulation of the political and disciplinary effects of whiteness. The particular strength of this attention is magnified by the combination of work herein that originates in both academic and other than academic sites. And it is brave work; it proceeds without guarantees of its own outcome, without knowing what questions it might settle.” — Wahneema Lubiano, Duke University
“This very powerful volume touches many nerves in contemporary cultural politics. Its collected essays take various perspectives and collectively—and sometimes individually—engage various contradictions. It’s a disturbing, engaging, sometimes frustrating, deeply affecting book.” — Kathleen Stewart, author of A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an “Other” America