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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.
List of Boxes.
1. Encountering Cities of Whiteness.
Journeying to Inner Sydney.
Cities as Cultural Constructions - Gentrification and Urbanism.
The Birth of Whiteness Scholarship.
Cities of Neo-colonial Whiteness.
2. (Post)colonial Sydney.
From Dangerous to Endangered City.
Securing Whiteness in the Paradoxical City.
3. 'The Good Old Days'.
Performing Sydney Heritage.
Architectures of Escape 1: Into the Past.
4. Cosmopolitan Metropolitanism (Or The Indifferent City).
Manhattan Dreaming (in Sydney Australia).
Architectures of Escape 2: Sydney's SoHo Syndrome.
5. Cities of Whiteness.
Geographies of Urban Whiteness.
The End of (Cities of) Whiteness?
Posted January 30, 2013