Location: Shorewood Village Center
Meet Timothy J. Lensmire, author of White Folks: Race and Identity in Rural America. White Folks explores the experiences and stories of eight white people from a small farming community in northern Wisconsin. Dr. Lensmire grew up in this community and creates a generous but clear-eyed portrait of white folks’ conflicting ideas and feelings about race and who they are, as white people, in America. Dr. Lensmire will read from and sign copies of his book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What does it mean to be white and American? White Folks moves beyond the dominant critical methodologies of examining 'whiteness, ' to conceptualize white people in a way that is unafraid to confront, head on, the violence at the core of white racial selves, but that also that illuminates conflicts and complexities there. The book focuses on the authors' own experience of growing up in a small, rural community in northern Wisconsin, and the stories of people from that community, drawn from a series of in-depth interviews.
Boswell Book Company will be on hand to sell copies of the books.