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More than just skin colour: reading whiteness across different locations

Aveling, N. (2006) More than just skin colour: reading whiteness across different locations. In: Tissberger, M., Dietze, G., Hrzan, D. and Husman-Kastein, J., (eds.) Weiss - Weisssein - Whiteness: Critical Studies On Gender And Racism Kritische Studien Zu Gender Und Rassismus. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany, pp. 31-42.


Nado Aveling in "More than Just Skin Color: Reading Whiteness across Different Locations" explores notions of Whiteness across age and place. Collecting data from conversations she conducted with White university-educated Australian women in their mid-thirties, White Australian school children (both male and female) aged 12 to 17 and White German university students in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties on White subjectivity and racial privilege, she was continually being confronted with the groups' power-evasiveness, colour-blindness, and the general difficulty of speaking about Whiteness. Especially the group of German students repeatedly attributed their paralysation in the face of race, racism and Whiteness to the history of Nazi ideology and German post-war education on it.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Peter Lang
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