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Cities of Whiteness / Edition 1
     

Cities of Whiteness / Edition 1

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by Wendy S. Shaw
 

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ISBN-10: 1405129131

ISBN-13: 9781405129138

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: Wiley

In Cities of Whiteness, Wendy S. Shaw challenges existing ideas about urban change, race and cosmopolitan urbanism. By questioning the notion of white ethnicity and engaging with Indigenous peoples' experiences of whiteness, past and present, Shaw provides new ways of seeing cities and of conceptualizing the processes of power that are at work within them. In doing so

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In Cities of Whiteness, Wendy S. Shaw challenges existing ideas about urban change, race and cosmopolitan urbanism. By questioning the notion of white ethnicity and engaging with Indigenous peoples' experiences of whiteness, past and present, Shaw provides new ways of seeing cities and of conceptualizing the processes of power that are at work within them. In doing so, she pushes the boundaries of critical race studies in Geography and studies of the city more broadly.

Cities of Whiteness follows three main theoretical trajectories: it highlights the weaknesses of current theories of whiteness; it demonstrates how urban transformation is imbued with processes of whiteness; and it gives an account of formations of power. Shaw grounds her analysis using Sydney as an example of a "city of whiteness", considering trends such as Sydney's "SoHo Syndrome", the "Harlemization" of the Aboriginal community, and the "Manhattanizing" of Sydney as it has evolved vertically.

About the Author:
Wendy S. Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of New South Wales

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405129138
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Series:
Antipode Book Series , #23
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
List of Boxes     x
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction     1
Encountering Cities of Whiteness     11
Journeying to Inner Sydney     14
Cities as Cultural Constructions

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