Learning Whiteness: Education and the Settler Colonial State

Learning Whiteness: Education and the Settler Colonial State

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Author/Contributor(s): Sriprakash, Arathi ; Rudolph, Sophie ; Gerrard, Jessica
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Date: 05/20/2022
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Whiteness is not innate - it is learned. The systems of white domination that prevail across the world are not pregiven or natural. Rather, they are forged and sustained in social and political life.

Learning Whiteness examines the material conditions, knowledge politics and complex feelings that create and relay systems of racial domination. Focusing on Australia, the authors demonstrate how whiteness is fundamentally an educational project - taught within education institutions and through public discourse - in active service of the settler colonial state.

To see whiteness as learned is to recognize that it can be confronted. This book invites readers to reckon with past and present politics of education in order to imagine a future thoroughly divested from racism.