Unsettling Whiteness

Lucy Michael (Editor), Samantha Schulz (Editor)

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    Unsettling Whiteness brings together an international collection that considers anew the politics, practices and representations of whiteness at a time when nations worldwide continue to grapple with issues that are underwritten by whiteness. It draws together case studies of the performance of whiteness from significantly different political and social contexts with shared purpose; to investigate (re)constructions of whiteness, to explore the mechanisms which give whiteness power (and make power itself whitened), and to dissect the social processes through which whiteness is made visible and invisible. The collection makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on whiteness by unsettling historical definitions and examining artistic, intimate and institutional attempts to reinforce or dismantle white norms and privileges. The case studies and analyses offer insightful reading on their own, but together offer a unique transdisciplinary approach to the complex task of exposing, resisting and subverting racialised domination across social relations today.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherInter-Disciplinary Press
    Number of pages250
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84888-282-9
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jul 2014


    • Whiteness
    • racialisation
    • appropriation
    • othering
    • hegemony
    • representation
    • identity
    • capital
    • normalism
    • governmentality
    • racisms.


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