Surfing the third wave of whiteness studies: reflections on Twine and Gallagher

Garner, Steve (2017) Surfing the third wave of whiteness studies: reflections on Twine and Gallagher. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (9). pp. 1582-1597. ISSN 0141-9870

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Abstract

The influential special issue and overview essay co-edited and co-authored respectively, by Winddance Twine and Charles Gallagher, set out their interpretation of whiteness studies’ genealogy, development and future. In this essay I identify their arguments and critique them in the light of a further eight years’ work on the racialization of white identities produced by the global academy. Particular attention is paid to the proliferation of micro studies about an ever-increasing array of sites, both in thematic and international terms, and to the corpus’ addressing of power relations. Moreover, I underscore Twine and Gallagher’s prescience on the strand of the work they review that bears on the racial project of recuperating white supremacy in a variety of ways, a project that is enjoying heightened visibility in 2016.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Ian Gittens
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 10:39
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7371

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