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Whiteness. Race and the shifting codes of social privilege

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Kod przedmiotu: 31-KO18Z17 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Whiteness. Race and the shifting codes of social privilege
Jednostka: [Pracownia Pytań Granicznych]
Strona przedmiotu: http://www.graniczne.amu.edu.pl
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: język polski
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The aim of the course is to examine the concept of whiteness and its functioning in different historical, social and cultural contexts. During our classes we will analyse ways in which whiteness is constructed within changing systems of status hierarchy and pose a question about its relationship to a category of race. We will draw on theoretical approaches adopted in „whiteness studies”, discuss the origins and development of this research field and relate it to wider studies on ethnicity, race and racism. Referring to the works of sociologists, historians and anthropologists we will show how whiteness has organized and defined different forms of social privileged that is still perpetuated by the cultural patterns of valorisation operating in Western and non-Western societies. In this context we will also discuss whiteness in connection with issues such as culturally conditioned perception of the body and ideals of beauty, whiteness and class, whiteness and gender, whiteness and colorism. During the course we will not only focus on scholarly works but will also consider representations and problematizations of whiteness that can be found in literature, visual arts, film or advertising.


Sara Ahmed "A phenomenology of whiteness", Feminist Theory 2007; 8.

Reni Eddo-Lodge Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race, Bloomsbury Circus 2017.

Ruth Frankenberg White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness, University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

Toni Morrison Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, Harvard University Press, 1992.

Theodore W. Allen The Invention of the White Race, Verso 2012.

James Baldwin The Fire Next Time, Vintage 1992.

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu.