Cities of Whiteness by Wendy S. Shaw(auth.)

By Wendy S. Shaw(auth.)

This groundbreaking ebook brings the learn of whiteness and postcolonial views to endure on debates approximately city swap.

  • A thought-provoking contribution to debates approximately city swap, race and cosmopolitan urbanism
  • Brings the examine of whiteness to the self-discipline of geography, wondering the proposal of white ethnicity
  • Engages with Indigenous peoples' reviews of whiteness – previous and current, and with theoretical postcolonial views
  • Uses Sydney as an instance of a 'city of whiteness', contemplating developments equivalent to Sydney's 'SoHo Syndrome' and the 'Harlemisation' of the Aboriginal group

Content:
Chapter 1 Encountering towns of Whiteness (pages 11–45):
Chapter 2 (Post)colonial Sydney (pages 48–79):
Chapter three ‘The reliable outdated Days’ (pages 80–135):
Chapter four Cosmopolitan Metropolitanism (Or The detached urban) (pages 136–172):
Chapter five towns of Whiteness (pages 175–191):

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In so doing, and in line with its title, Cities of Whiteness also interrogates Alastair Bonnett’s (2000, 3) conception of global(izing) white identity formations. White identities are, if nothing else, global phenomena, with global impacts. Indeed, the nature and implications of their local manifestations only come into view when they are understood as local . . [I am advocating] an attempt to engage the international and comparative diversity of whiteness. Rather than analysing local expressions of a globalizing white urbanism, however, I engage instead with Bonnett’s idea of ‘comparative diversity’, which has helped to unveil fantasies about imagined cosmopolitan urbanisms.

I discuss examples from two Morrison novels later in this chapter. 7 According to the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates, ‘the highest proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples . . liv[e] in major cities (30%) . . 20% liv[e] in areas classified as inner regional, 23% in outer regional, 9% in remote and 18% in very remote areas’. au/ausstats/). 8 The Block is also dubbed ‘Redfern’ or ‘Eveleigh Street’, but I will refer to it as it is most commonly known. 2).

2) but most Australians associate it with Redfern. au) demonstrate, Australia is highly segregated by class (income) and ‘ethnicity’, regardless of popular understandings of egalitarianism. However, urban segregation is not as overtly delineated as in the United States, for instance. There are few places that are designated as ‘ghettos’, or places that the majority fear to go. 5 ‘Trans’ refers to ‘across’ in ‘transdisciplinarity’ and in this context means that the study of whiteness borrows from across the disciplines.

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