By Hamilton Carroll
Throughout Affirmative Reaction, Carroll examines the types of distinction white masculinity claims for itself because it makes an attempt to carry onto or keep majority privilege. no matter if those are conventional websites of minority difference—such as Irishness, white trash, or household melodrama—or remodeled websites of masculinist investment—including laboring our bodies, public-sphere politics, and vigilantism—the final result is identical: the foregrounding of white masculinity over and opposed to ladies, humans of colour, and the non-heteronormative. through revealing the thoughts by which white masculinity is produced as a proper distinction, Carroll sheds new mild at the ways in which privilege is amassed and maintained.
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