Blaagaard, Bolette ‘European Whiteness? A Critical Approach’. (2008) [PDF]

Blaagaard, Bolette ‘European Whiteness? A Critical Approach’. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, no. 4, 4, Dec. 2008.

Born out of the United States’ (U.S.) history of slavery and segregation and intertwined EUROPEAN WHITENESS? 21 with gender studies and feminism, the field of critical whiteness studies does not fit easily into a European setting and the particular historical context that entails. In order for a field of European critical whiteness studies to emerge, its relation to the U.S. theoretical framework, as well as the particularities of the European context need to be taken into account. The article makes a call for a multilayered approach to take over from the identity politics so often employed in the fields of U.S. gender, race, and whiteness studies.