Whiteness and The Horizons of Race

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Abstract

The ACRAWSA Journal is a forum for the growing network of researchers who, as
the ACRAWSA website states:

‘recognise that whiteness operates through institutions, ideology and identity formation to secure political, legal and economic privileges for white people as
a collective leaving many Indigenous and other people racialised as 'non
white' collectively disadvantaged and dispossessed of material, cultural and intellectual resources’.

This whiteness is the invisible norm that is implicit in constructions of identities, representations, subjectivities nationalisms and legal systems (Allen 1994; Dyer 1997; Frankenberg 1993). The scholarship supported and promoted by ACRAWSA focuses on a number of key elements. These include recognition and respect for the existence and continuing rights derived from indigenous sovereignties in Australia and elsewhere, and the task of
critically investigating, exposing and challenging the construction and maintenance of hierarchies of race through the practices of white privilege.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1 - 6
Number of pages6
Volume2
No.1
Specialist publicationCritical Race and Whiteness Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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