In search of the power of whiteness: A genealogical exploration of negotiated racial identities in America's ethnic past

@article{AvantMier2002InSO,
  title={In search of the power of whiteness: A genealogical exploration of negotiated racial identities in America's ethnic past},
  author={Roberto Avant‐Mier and M. Hasian},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={391 - 409}
}
In this essay, the authors explore some of the relational, intersectional, and contextual dimensions of negotiated racial identities. By employing a genealogical method of analysis that looks at three key cases (Anastasie Desarzant, Homer Plessy, and Suzie Phipps), they investigate how various historically‐situated communities in Louisiana have dealt with some of the contradictions, multiplicities and tensions of racial and ethnic identity formation. They then apply these insights in an… Expand
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