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Critical Whiteness: Books, Articles, Websites


Robert Young, White Mythologies: Writing History and the West . London: Routledge, 1990.

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

Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History . London:Verso, 1992.

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

Ruth Frankenberg, Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism . Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.

Michelle Fine, Lois Weis, Linda C Powell, and L. Mun Wong (eds), Off White: Readings on Race, Power and Society . New York: Routledge, 1997.

Becky Thompson, A Promise and a Way of Life: White Antiracist Activism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

George Yancy (ed), What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. London: Routledge, 2004.

George Lipsitz, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2006.

Sara Ahmed, "Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity of Anti-Racism", Borderlands Ejournal , 3(2), 2004. Available online:

Karen Brodkin, "Studying Whiteness: What's the Point and Where Do We Go from Here," in Belinda McKay (ed), Unmasking Whiteness: Race Relations and Reconciliation . Nathan: Griffith University, 2004.

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