Open seminar Critical Interrogations on Whiteness

Bauvois, G. (Talare: Ordförande)

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Whiteness is the unmarked and invisible norm against which others are evaluated and defined. On the other hand, it is increasingly visible in fierce nationalist agendas and other kinds of identity politics. Given this duality, it is important to examine what whiteness is and how scholars should examine it theoretically and empirically. What are the relations between embodied experiences, structural inequalities and cultural meanings in the (different) understandings of whiteness? What is the relationship between whiteness and racism, and for what purposes do we need the concept of whiteness? Does the study of whiteness re-center the norm and how can we prevent that?
Period6 nov 2017
Typ av evenemangSeminarium