Conference: Melbourne, 3-5 December 2008
ANN LAURA STOLER, New School for Social Research
AILEEN MORETON-ROBINSON, Queensland University of Technology
LYNETTE RUSSELL, Monash University
PATRICK WOLFE, La Trobe University
MATT WRAY, Temple University
Featuring a Public Forum: 'After the Apology: Perspectives from Indigenous Speakers'
'Re-Orienting Whiteness' invites scholars to explore the potential, or otherwise, of 'whiteness' in analysing the operations of 'race', past and present. The conference particularly seeks to bring whiteness studies into a closer conversation with other approaches to 'race', particularly those which have emerged from studies of colonialism and postcolonial theory. There has been remarkably little cross fertilisation between these areas of scholarship, despite the many obvious synergies between them. We envision the conference traversing a variety of countries, periods, methodologies and theoretical concepts, bringing together scholars of diverse backgrounds and interests. Broadening out from the (settler colonial) context of the United States, we wish to explore how whiteness operated in colonial and non-colonial contexts across the globe.
Proposals for 20 minutes papers, or panels of up to three speakers, are most welcome.
Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send a 200 word abstract, along with a brief half-page CV, by 29 August 2008.
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