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By Wendy S. Shaw(auth.)

This groundbreaking booklet brings the learn of whiteness and postcolonial views to undergo on debates approximately city swap.

  • A thought-provoking contribution to debates approximately city swap, race and cosmopolitan urbanism
  • Brings the examine of whiteness to the self-discipline of geography, wondering the suggestion of white ethnicity
  • Engages with Indigenous peoples' studies of whiteness – prior and current, and with theoretical postcolonial views
  • Uses Sydney for example of a 'city of whiteness', contemplating tendencies equivalent to Sydney's 'SoHo Syndrome' and the 'Harlemisation' of the Aboriginal neighborhood

Chapter 1 Encountering towns of Whiteness (pages 11–45):
Chapter 2 (Post)colonial Sydney (pages 48–79):
Chapter three ‘The strong outdated Days’ (pages 80–135):
Chapter four Cosmopolitan Metropolitanism (Or The detached urban) (pages 136–172):
Chapter five towns of Whiteness (pages 175–191):

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One of Morrison’s earlier novels provided a conceptual link. In The Bluest Eye (Morrison 1970), an ‘ugly’ child carried a double burden of the historical geographies of oppression from without, and brutality from within the group to which she ostensibly belonged. The portrayal was of the child’s descent into a pact to end the torture of her disposition 36 ENCOUNTERING CITIES OF WHITENESS through the acquisition of an impossible (and probably imagined) pair of blue eyes. For this child, designations of ugliness included the darkness of her skin tone, hair and eyes, and her poverty.

Such as] the relationship between ‘blacks’ and the police (Jackson 1985a, 101). The third category of research, on ‘riots and rebellion’, consisted of responses to moments of political upheaval associated with racialized groups (for example, the ‘Brixton Riots’). By the mid 1980s, critical race research was increasingly concerned with the ‘nature of ethnic politics’ and interrogation of, for instance, the notion of the ‘ethnic problem’ (Jackson 1985a). At that time, Jackson also observed a gap in research relating to the analysis of ‘white society’.

By 1998, Kay Anderson had identified a worrying trend in racialization research. She remarked on the persistence of ‘an ordered (racialized) reality whose subject positionings [remained] . . fixed and undifferentiated’ (Anderson 1998, 206). Consequently, she argued, these ‘neat stories of unilateral hegemony’ (Anderson 1998, 210), were downplaying and homogenizing difference. Meanwhile, some geographers were attempting to encompass the concept of difference by reorientating scholarly attention to the project of identifying the politics of difference (Dunn 1993, Fincher and Jacobs 1998, Young 1990).

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