En/countering Whiteness

Encountering Racism Down Under:

Antipodean perspectives on the construction of tolerance and white sovereignty

 

 

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

The University of Leeds

 

The University of Southampton

 

The University of Cape Town

 

The University of Sydney

 

 

1. Principal Reading:[1]

Ghassan Hage (1998) ‘Good White Nationalists: The Tolerant Society as a White Fantasy’, in White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy in a Multicultural Society, Sydney: Pluto Press, pp. 78-116.

Aileen Moreton-Robinson and Fiona Nicoll (2006) ‘We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches: Protesting cultures of white possession’, Journal of Australian Studies 89: 149-186. 

 

 

2. Synopses

Hage: ‘Good White Nationalists’

~ Rebecca Williamson

 

Hage’s chapter critically discusses the discourse of tolerance in Australian society as it relates to the history of immigration, multiculturalism and the integration of the ‘Other’ into the national imaginary. Hage’s main aim is to deconstruct the power relations implicit…

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