The Intersections of Whiteness

1st Edition

Evangelia Kindinger, Mark Schmitt

Routledge
January 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815362272 - CAT# KE58005
Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

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Summary

Trumpism and the racially implied Islamophobia of the "travel ban"; Brexit and the yearning for Britain’s past imperial grandeur; Black Lives Matter; the public backlash against Merkel’s refugee policies in Germany – these seemingly national responses to the changing demographics in a multitude of Western nations need to be understood as effects of a global/transnational crisis of whiteness.

 

The Intersections of Whiteness brings together scholars from different disciplines to shed light on these manifestations in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Germany. Applying methodology stemming from critical race theory’s investment in intersectionality, the contributions of this edited collection focus on specific intersections of whiteness with gender, class, space, affect, nationality and disability.

 

Offering valuable insights into the contours of whiteness and its instrumentalisation across different nations, societies and culture, this incisive volume creates transnational dialogue and will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as critical whiteness and race studies, gender studies, cultural studies, whiteness studies and social policy.

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