Whitening Race: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism

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Aboriginal Studies Press, 2004 - Social Science - 303 pages
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Whitening Race comes to fruition at a time in world history and global politics when questions about race require critical investigation and engagement. Since the 1990s international scholars have developed a powerful cultural critique by making whiteness an analytical object of research. Whiteness has become the invisible norm against which other races are judged in the construction of identity, representation, subjectivity, nationalism and the law. With its focus on Australia, the book engages with relations between migration, Indigenous dispossession and whiteness. It creates a new intellectual space that investigates the nature of racialised conditions and their role in reproducing colonising relations in Australia. Aileen Moreton-Robinson has brought together scholars from a range of disciplines: philosophy, cultural and gender studies, education, social work, sociology and literary studies. All engage critically with the location of the social and discursive construction of whiteness.
 

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Contents

white knowing
17
Racism foreigner communities and the ontopathology
32
Thoughts on a politics of whiteness in a never quite post
48
Whiteness epistemology and Indigenous representation
75
Destabilising or recuperating whiteness? unmapping
89
the invisibility of
104
critical reflections on masculinity
119
Whiteness and Nation
131
passing and the stolen generations
164
white Australia white
192
what whitening the Irish has to do
222
bordercrossers
239
Notes
254
Bibliography
267
Index
298
Copyright

whiteness
148

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Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson is a Geonpul woman from Quandamooka (Moreton Bay). Previous to her appointment as an Australian Research Council Fellow, she taught Indigenous Studies at Griffith University and Women's Studies at Flinders University. She has been previously published in the areas of native title, whiteness, race and feminism. She is President of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association.

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