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Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of an Identity

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Abstract


  • This paper suggests that the field of whiteness studies, whilst offering considerable analytic and political potential, needs to pay closer attention to historical specificity, power-relations and transnational processes of material and discursive exchange if it is to move forward. Through a wide-ranging historiographical survey, this introduction 'takes stock' of the field and offers a number of strategies through the analytic and political pitfalls that have characterised studies of whiteness in the past fifteen years. Perhaps most significantly, this paper draws on a burgeoning literature from Australia to address the largely American criticisms of whiteness studies.

UOW Editors


  •   Carey, Jane
  •   Boucher, Leigh (external editor)
  •   Ellinghaus, Katherine (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Carey, J. L., Boucher, L. & Ellinghaus, K. (Eds.). (2007). Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of an Identity. Melbourne: RMIT. http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=828216346203236;res=IELHSS

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781921166808

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • This paper suggests that the field of whiteness studies, whilst offering considerable analytic and political potential, needs to pay closer attention to historical specificity, power-relations and transnational processes of material and discursive exchange if it is to move forward. Through a wide-ranging historiographical survey, this introduction 'takes stock' of the field and offers a number of strategies through the analytic and political pitfalls that have characterised studies of whiteness in the past fifteen years. Perhaps most significantly, this paper draws on a burgeoning literature from Australia to address the largely American criticisms of whiteness studies.

UOW Editors


  •   Carey, Jane
  •   Boucher, Leigh (external editor)
  •   Ellinghaus, Katherine (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Carey, J. L., Boucher, L. & Ellinghaus, K. (Eds.). (2007). Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of an Identity. Melbourne: RMIT. http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=828216346203236;res=IELHSS

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781921166808

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne