Transnational Whiteness Matters

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Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Maryrose Casey, Fiona Nicoll
Lexington Books, Dec 16, 2008 - Social Science - 220 pages
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The collection contributes to transnational whiteness debates through theoretically informed readings of historical and contemporary texts by established and emerging scholars in the field of critical whiteness studies. From a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, the book traces continuity and change in the cultural production of white virtue within texts, from the proud colonial moment through to neoliberalism and the global war on terror in the twenty-first century. Read together, these chapters convey a complex understanding of how transnational whiteness travels and manifests itself within different political and cultural contexts. Some chapters address political, legal and constitutional aspects of whiteness while others explore media representations and popular cultural texts and practices. The book also contains valuable historical studies documenting how whiteness is insinuated within the texts produced, circulated and reproduced in specific cultural and national locations.
 

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Contents

The Business of Whiteness in PostApartheid South African Writing
3
Whiteness and the Storytellers of Indigenous Protest in Australia
19
The Events of 911 in Childrens Storybooks
39
The Australian against Indigenous Sovereignties
57
White Possession in the United States Critical Whiteness Studies Literature
81
Part II Gendering Whiteness
97
Whiteness in Rudyard Kiplings Kim and Rabidranath Tagores Gora
99
Chapter Seven Fictions and Truths of Racial Production in Hannah Crafts The Bondwomans Narrative
117
Chapter Eight Constructing Whiteness in the Australian Adventure Story 18751920
133
Whiteness Feminism and the Politics of Vulnerability
147
Tattooing in the White Colonial Literary Imagination
165
Bibliography
181
Index
197
About the Contributors
201
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson is professor of indigenous studies at Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Maryrose Casey is a postgraduate coordinator and lecturer in drama and theater studies at Monash University in Australia. Fiona Nicoll is a lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Queensland in Australia.

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