White Women in Racialized Spaces: Imaginative Transformation and Ethical Action in Literature
Explores the unique relationship between white women and racial Others in a wide variety of literary works.
At once racially privileged and sexually marginalized, white women have been energetic in calling for solidarity among all women in opposing patriarchy, but have not been equally motivated to examine their own racial privilege. White Women in Racialized Spaces turns primarily to literature to illuminate the undeniable blind spots in white women’s comprehension of their advantage. The contributors cover extensive historical ground, from early captivity narratives of white women in seventeenth-century America up to the present-day trials of Louise Woodward and Manjit Basuta, both British nannies accused of causing the deaths of their infant charges in the United States. Their wide-ranging discussions also include representations of white women in Native American, Latin American, African, Asian, and Middle Eastern contexts. The volume ultimately makes the case that, by creating alternative scenarios to particular ethical, political, or emotional problems against which readers and characters test their responses, literature forms an ideal vehicle for exploring white women’s actual and potential roles in their efforts to undercut the oppressive force of whiteness.
Samina Najmi is Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Babson College. Rajini Srikanth is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the coeditor, with Lavina Dhingra Shankar, of A Part, Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America.
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Negotiating Public Sentimentin the United States and Britain
Comparing the Louise Woodwardand Manjit Basuta Cases
4 Mother Teresa as the Mirror of Bourgeois Guilt
White Women Challenge European American Patriarchy
Historicizing the White Woman in The Squatter and the Don
White Heroines and Interracial Desire inLouisa May Alcotts My Contraband and ML
Pet Negroes White Crackers and Racial Staging in Zora Neale Hurstons Seraph on the Suwanee
10 Subject Positions in Elizabeth Bishops Representations of Whiteness and the Other
The AngloBoer War and Possibilities of Desire
The Work of the White Womans Gazein Claire Deniss Chocolat
Victorian Women Travellers in Egypt
The Romance of the Harem
About the Contributors
The White Temptress in The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Iceberg Slims Pimp
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African American Alamar Alcott’s argues Arvay Autobiography Basuta Bishop’s Bishop’s poems black male Boer women Britain British British Asian Cameroon captivity narratives challenge Chocolat citizenship claims Claire Denis Claudia colonial color context Cootchie critics cultural desire discourse Eappen Elizabeth Bishop essay ethnic European feminist fiction film France gender girl Harem Harriet Beecher Stowe Hobhouse Hurston Iceberg Slim ideology immigration imperialism Indian interracial Leonowens’s lesbian literary literature lives Lott Louise Woodward Malcolm Malcolm X Mother Teresa Negro novel Nurse Dane oppression patriarchal Pimp political privilege Protée race racial identity racism reading relations relationship representation rhetoric role Ruiz de Burton San Diego Seraph sexual Singapore slave slavery social Sonn Klean South Asian Americans Southern speaker Squatter stereotypes story subject positions tion United ventriloquism victim voice white female white women whiteness studies woman woman’s gaze womanhood Woodward writing York