whiteness studies

  • ‘Whiteness’ and the Humanities

    by Simon During

    Trends in antiracist scholarship are not the cause of the crisis of the humanities, but a response to it. Resolving the impasse between tradition and revisionist scholarship can only come from outside the academy through action to secure the place of the humanities in the university curriculum of the future. 

  • The Wages of Whiteness (Review Essay)

    Hari Kunzru's review essay examines the current vogue for white antiracism (and antiracist training) through the history of whiteness as a political and academic concept, concluding that many  of the most popular books and multicultural pieties strip the idea of its structural elements and reduce it to a question of personal purification. 

  • David R. Roediger: Whiteness Studies ... Where Things Stand Now

    [David R. Roediger is a professor of African-American studies and history at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His recent books include Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey From Ellis Island to the Suburbs (Basic Books, 2005; paperback edition from Perseus Books Group, 2006) and the collection of essays History Against Misery (Charles H. Kerr, 2006).] The theologian Thandeka tells of being faced with a daunting request during