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 and nationality.
Offering valuable insights into the contours of whiteness and its instrumentalisation across different nations, societies and cultures, 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 and social policy.
Evangelia Kindinger and Mark Schmitt
Part I: White Epistemologies
For the Common Good: Re-inscribing White Normalcy into the American Body Politic
Tonnia L. Anderson
A Typology of White People in America
"I Wouldn’t Say I’m a Feminist": Whiteness, "Post-Feminism," and the American Cultural Imaginary Melissa R. Sande
Part II: Whiteness and Global Politics
A Journey through Europe’s Heart of Whiteness
Liquid Racism, Possessive Investments in Whiteness and Academic Freedom at a Post-Apartheid University
White Supremacy in the Trump Era: University Students and Alt-Right Activism on College Campuses
Adam Burston and France Winddance Twine
Part III: White Affects
"Anyone Foreign?": Whiteness, Passing, and Deportability in Brexit Britain
Ariane de Waal
‘Afrikaner Women’ and Strategies of Whiteness in Postapartheid South Africa: Shame and the Ethnicised Respectability of Ordentlikheid
Christi van der Westhuizen
Part IV: White(ning) Spaces
Exploring White German Masculinity in Wilhelmine Adventure Novels
Maureen O. Gallagher
Homemaking Practices and White Ideals in Ian McEwan’s Saturday and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus
Fifty Shades of White: Benidorm and the Joys of All-Inclusiveness