White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (Paperback)Gloria Wekker (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
-- Nick Barr Clingan * The Nation *
"White Innocence exposes how Dutch racism is infused with classism, sexism, and homophobia in discussions of everyday racism that includes [Wekker's] own personal exoticization as a child and criminalization as an adult, TV talk shows and films, experiences of mixed-race families, white gay liberation that constitutes Dutch homonationalism . . . and the 'siloing' of gender and race/ethnicity in politics and academics that makes intersectional policy and scholarship impossible. In doing so, Wekker reveals the very real personal consequences for people of color when their very existence is in service of white people." -- Melissa F. Weiner * Journal of Anthropological Research *
"White Innocence provides a welcome and thought-provoking impetus to think more acutely about the long-term impacts of imperialism, as well as about the interrelations between colonies and metropole." -- Bart Luttikhuis * History: Reviews of New Books *
"White Innocence makes a significant contribution to the field of critical whiteness studies by examining the role of race, especially whiteness, and the legacy of colonialism in the present-day Netherlands." -- Shannon Sullivan * philoSOPHIA *
"White Innocence is an enticing invitation to confront the contradictions of Dutch discourse on race, colonialism and violence. . . . Wekker's work is of vital relevance for those willing to unlearn the legacy of
colonialism." -- Lucia Berro Pizzarossa * European Journal of Women's Studies *
"This book has been a long time coming. . . . An exemplary work of critical scholarship." -- Paul Mepschen * Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute *
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