"Declarations of Whiteness" Book Review by Writing Specialists

"Declarations of Whiteness"
An analysis of Sara Ahmed's book "Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity Anti-Racism".
# 92450 | 1,226 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Ethnic Studies (General)

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The paper analyzes Sara Ahmed's book "Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity Anti-Racism" and discusses the re-settlement experiences of Iraqi Kurdish women migrants in the U.K. It discusses how Ahmed assists the reader in gaining an understanding that there are many points of consideration in attempting to understand and to ultimately correct the problem of racism.

From the Paper:

"The work of Richard Dyer is noted by Ahmed in the statement of Dyer as follows: "Whites must be seen to be white, yet whiteness consists in invisible properties and whiteness as power is maintained by being unseen." (1997, 45) Ahmed argues that if the definition given to whiteness "unseen". Ahmed states that: "...the argument that we must see whiteness because whiteness is unseen can convert into a declaration of not being subject to whiteness or even a white subject (If I see whiteness then I am not white, as whites don't see their whiteness) Perhaps this fantasy of transcendence is the privilege afforded by whiteness, as a privilege which disappears from sight when it has itself in view."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ahmed, Sara (2004) Declarations of Whiteness. Borderlands Vol. 3, No.2 2004.

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