Critical Whiteness Studies

Week 6 Critical Whiteness Studies

Curated by Laura O’Brien and Aaron Richmond

August 10, 2020

Required readings

Rankine, Claudia. “On Whiteness” 1 Hour lecture at Emerson College, Boston. https://www.californiansforthearts.org/antiracism-edit/2020/6/11/claudia-rankine-onwhiteness

Alcoff, Linda Martin. “What Do We Mean When We Talk About Whiteness?” In The Future of Whiteness . John Wiley and Sons, 2015.

Harris, Dianne Suzette . “Rendered Whiteness: Architectural Drawings and Graphics” In Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Further readings

Alcoff, Linda Martin . The Future of Whiteness. John Wiley and Sons, 2015. (See Introduction and Chapter on White Double Consciousness)

Cheng, Irene, Charles L Davis, and Mabel Wilson, eds. Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present. Culture, Politics, and the Built Environment. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.

Also see recent SAH roundtable https://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/sah-connects/race-and-modern-architecture

Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.

Rankine, Claudia. Citizen : An American Lyric. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2014.

Rankine, Claudia . The White Card : A Play. St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 2019.

Rankine, Claudia, and Lauren Berlant . “Claudia Rankine.” Bomb 129 (129): 44–49. 2014.

DiAngelo, Robin J . White Fragility : Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.

 

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