Routledge handbook of critical studies in whiteness / edited by Shona Hunter and Christi van der Westhuizen.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, New York : Routledge, [2022]
  • ©2022
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"This handbook offers a unique decolonial take on the field of Critical Whiteness Studies by re-historicising and re-spatialising the study of bodies and identities in the world system of coloniality. Situating the critical study of whiteness as a core intellectual pillar in a broadly-based project for racial and social justice, the volume understands whiteness as elaborated in global coloniality through epistemology, ideology and governmentality at the intersections with heteropatriarchy and capitalism. The diverse contributions present Black and other racially diverse scholarship as crucial to the field. The focus of inquiry is expanded beyond Northern Anglophone contexts to challenge centre/margin relations, examining whiteness in the Caribbean, South Africa and the African continent, Asia, the Middle East as well as in the USA, Scandinavia and parts of Europe. Providing a transdisciplinary approach and addressing debates about knowledges, black and white subjectivities and newly defensive forms of whiteness, as seen in the rise of the Radical Right, the handbook deepens our understanding of power, place and culture in coloniality. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, advanced students and scholars in the fields of Education, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Political Sciences, Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Feminist and Gender Studies, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Security Studies, Migration Studies, Media Studies, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Diversity Studies, and African, Latin American, Asian, American, British and European Studies"-- Provided by publisher
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  • Viral whiteness : twenty-first century global colonialities
  • Part I. Onto-epistemologies : theory against whiteness. Emerging whiteness in early-modern India : a Nietzschean reading of Jan Huygen van Linschoten
  • Whiteness, Christianity, and anti-Muslim racism
  • Affects in making white womanhood
  • What do cultural figurations know about global whiteness?
  • Part II. Conspiracies : ideologies reinforcing whiteness. Trans/nationalist convergences : Hindu nationalism, Trump's America and the many shades of whiteness
  • #TradCulture : reproducing whiteness and neo-fascism through gendered discourse online
  • Hating Meghan Markle : drawing the boundaries of British whiteness against postfeminist femininity
  • Colour-blind ideologies : the whiteness of liberalism and socialism
  • Zionism as a movement of whiteness : race and colour in the Zionist project
  • Part III. Colonialities : permutations of whiteness over time. How (not) to become white-- 'Good Sweden' : transracial adoption and the construction of Swedish whiteness and white antiracism
  • Japan's modernisation and self-construction between white and yellow
  • The evolution of whiteness in Zimbabwe : any white will do?
  • Part IV. Intersectionalities : differences (de)stabilising whiteness. 'Africa is not for sissies' : the race for dominance between white masculinities in South Africa
  • White femininity, black masculinity, and imperial sex/romance tourism : resisting 'whitestream' feminism's single story
  • Paradoxes of racism : whiteness in Gay pages magazine
  • Between the 'left behind' and 'the people' : racism, populism, and the construction of the 'white working class' in the context of Brexit
  • Part V. Governmentalities : formations, reproductions, and refusals of whiteness. Assisted reproduction and assisted whiteness
  • British Indian seafarers, bordering and belonging-- Making yourself at home : performances of whiteness in cultural production about home and homemaking practices
  • Bleeding through the band-aid : the white saviour industrial complex
  • An ecological exploration of whiteness : using imperial hegemony and racial socialisation to examine lived experiences and social performativity of melanated communities
  • Part VI. Provocations : debates and dilemmas. Curtailing imagination : modern African philosophy's struggle against whiteness
  • 'The feeling in my chest' : unblocking space for people of colour in critical whiteness studies
  • Integrity, self-respect, and white privilege
  • Whiteness as resistance : the intersectionality of the 'alt-right'
  • An evolutionary terror : a critical examination of emboldened whiteness and race evasion.
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