Whiteness, masculinity and the decolonising imperative

Cornell, Josephine and Malherbe, Nick and Ratele, Kopano and Suffla, Shahnaaz (2023) Whiteness, masculinity and the decolonising imperative. In: The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies. Taylor & Francis, pp. 321-333. ISBN 9781003120612

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The chapter focuses on two protests. In particular, it examines a school protest in South Africa and a naked protest in Nigeria, locating each within their respective national traditions of decolonising resistance. The authors analyse how gender and race in these two protests were harnessed in ways that speak to the multifaceted nature of colonial violence, offering a universalising mode of humanising insurgency into a globalising project of decolonial future-building. The authors interpret and enunciate these oppressions through an interlocking matrix that is materialised by structural (related to dominant systems, ideologies and discourses), direct (physical and psychological aggression) and epistemic (discourses implicated in practices of othering) violence. Specifically, they draw on this triadic matrix of violence to analyse contemporary moments in enactments of whiteness and masculinity.

Item Type: Book Section
22 June 2023Published
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-01 - psychology (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Psychology
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 14:40
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 13:02
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15234

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