While Whitey's on the Moon

Fabricating Authenticity - Jason W.M. Ellsworth

Annie Rose O'Brien [+-]
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Annie Rose O’Brien is a Religious Studies PhD student at UNC-CH, concentrating in Religion in the Americas. Her work explores the intersection of race, religion, and violence in the American South, focusing on historic and contemporary rituals of white supremacy.


Building on Ramey’s argument, O’Brien draws on a couple of examples to explore the practical effects of our language—particularly that of authentic American identity—in maintaining power structures that oppress marginalized communities. O’Brien argues that our histories and narratives of identity are not neutral and require thoughtful and critical engagement to better understand how certain narratives are authorized and others are delegitimized.

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O'Brien, Annie Rose. While Whitey's on the Moon. Fabricating Authenticity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Aug 2024. ISBN 9781800501454. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40265. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40265. Aug 2024

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