Asking questions about racism Thompson, Denise en_US 2021-11-25T14:48:32Z 2021-11-25T14:48:32Z 1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is an attempt to come to terms with my dissatisfaction with much of what passes for 'anti-racism' within the context of feminism. I discuss a number of problems, using examples from the literature as illustrations. The main problem I address concerns the inadequacy of the evidence for claims that feminism, or aspects of it, is variously 'racist', 'white and middle-class', or deficient in the way it has dealt with the question of race. I also discuss briefly other problems: the denial of male domination which characterises so much of the debate; the relationship between experience on the one hand, and theory and politics on the other; the requirement that feminism address all forms of oppression; and the absence of a definition of 'racism'. I conclude by suggesting that racism is one of the twisted faces of male domination, originating in hierarchies of superiority/inferiority among men, and that racism, on the part of women or men, involves complicity with male supremacist meanings and values. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other feminist theory en_US
dc.subject.other defining feminism en_US
dc.subject.other racism en_US
dc.title Asking questions about racism en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Melbourne en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName International Feminisms—Towards 2000' conference en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thompson, Denise, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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