White Innocence: Reflections on Public Debates and Political-Analytical Challenges: An Interview with Gloria Wekker

Nella van den Brandt, Lieke Schrijvers, Amal Miri, Nawal Mustafa

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Abstract

T his contribution is an interview with social and cultural anthropologist of Surinamese-Dutch background Professor Emeritus Gloria Wekker. It discusses the debate that ensued in the Netherlands after the publication of her book White Innocence (2016), now translated in Dutch as Witte onschuld (2017). The interview covers the reception of the book, Wekker’s future Keywords work, and her legacy for the academic and public debate about gender and race. It goes into methodological questions concerning intersectional analysis and the notion of race as a social construct.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-82
Number of pages16
JournalDiGeSt: Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gloria Wekker
  • White Innocence
  • race
  • intersectionality
  • colonialism
  • the Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • cultural archive

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