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Maneuvering Whiteness in France

Muslim Converts’ Ambivalent Encounters with Race

Juliette Galonnier

Since the seminal work of W. E. B. Du Bois, 1 Whiteness studies has blossomed. 2 It has established that Whiteness is characterized by structural advantage and normative invisibility: 3 “The most commonly mentioned attribute of ‘Whiteness

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A White Race Blindness?

Abstract Universalism and the Unspeakable Making of Race

Sarah Mazouz

), the state body designated to lead the fight against all forms of discrimination. 1 Bernard belongs to the highest rank of state employees. In his mid-40s at the time of the interview, he is also White and belongs to the middle class. Throughout our

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“White” Guadeloupeans of “Mixed” Ancestry

Complicating Analyses of Whiteness and White Supremacy

Ary Gordien

This article analyzes the identification and social trajectories of Guadeloupeans of mixed European, African and/or East Indian descent who are perceived as White but who do not identify as such. 1 These informants’ ambiguous positions reflect

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A White Republic? Whites and Whiteness in France

Mathilde Cohen and Sarah Mazouz

In June of 2018, in a cramped and hot room of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, we launched a day-long workshop titled “The White Condition: Reflection on a French Majority” ( La Condition blanche: Réflexion sur

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Ghassan Hage

consciously used my position to habituate White students to the very idea of a non-White voice that can have something to tell them. Likewise, I encouraged non-White students to believe, not by talking about it, but performatively, that they are not always

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The White Cotton Robe

Charisma and Clothes in Tibetan Buddhism Today

Magdalena Maria Turek

at the yogin’s remote hideaway nestled among white jagged boulders. Tsültrim Tarchin sat immovable in his meditation booth, clad in a simple white cotton robe despite the bitter cold, working his rosary and gazing into the horizon, completely

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The Whiteness of French Food

Law, Race, and Eating Culture in France

Mathilde Cohen

important to think about together. In a special journal issue dedicated to the understanding of Whiteness in France, it is critical to reflect on whether and how Whiteness is produced through food and its regulation. Critical Whiteness studies have shown

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Tintin ‘In Black and White’

A Catholic Social Manifesto?

Philippe Delisle

The albums originally published in black and white are a rich source for anyone who wishes to analyse the ideology at work in Tintin . 1 Adventures that first appeared as newspaper serials between 1929 and 1941 were repackaged for a wider

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

engaged with the politics of play in order to assert Black girls’ rights to the swimming pool in the segregated Jim Crow United States. Arguments for racial segregation in this Jim Crow United States, which were often bolstered by white fears of

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“There’s nothing makeup cannot do”

Women Beauty Vloggers’ Self-Representations, Transformations, and #thepowerofmakeup

Michele White

-presentations should be illegal, and that it is her fault that commenters have trust issues. As if in frustration over these conflicting instructions about how women are supposed to appear white, flawless, and without mediation, My Pale Skin cries and wipes off her