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Social Theory Beyond Whiteness

Prof. Gurminder Bhambra and Dr. Brett St Louis explore and offer resistance to whiteness in social theory.
When Sep 21, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Department of Sociology
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Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Gurminder Bhambra
  • Dr. Brett St Louis

We're living in a time where social sciences are becoming increasingly reflexive. This reflexivity has recently involved a growing awareness of, and efforts to dismantle, the dominance of whiteness within the academy. This has led to 'decolonizing' projects across universities, as well as the 'why is my curriculum white?' agenda.

This event will explore, and offer resistance to, whiteness in social theory. Whiteness here will not just be understood as the dominance of 'white' scholars - as whiteness does not just exist in bodies. Rather, whiteness will also be construed as the process by which the lifeworlds, experiences, and social positions of racialised people are systematically ignored in the mainstream, social theory canon.

>BSA Members: £10
>Non-BSA Members: £25

Register online by 28th August

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