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Author Wekker, Gloria, author.

Title White innocence : paradoxes of colonialism and race / Gloria Wekker
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2016
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Series Online access with subscription: Duke University Press
Contents Suppose she brings a big negro home?: case studies of everyday racism -- The house that race built -- The coded language of Hottentot Nymphae and the discursive presence of race, 1917 -- Of homo nostalgia and (post)coloniality: or, where did all the critical white gay men go? -- For even though I am black as soot, my intentions are good?: the case of Black Pete Coda?But what about the captain??
Summary In White Innocence Gloria Wekker explores a central paradox of Dutch life-the passionate denial of racial discrimination and colonial violence coexisting alongside aggressive racism and xenophobia-to show how the narrative of Dutch racial exceptionalism elides the Netherland's colonial past and safeguards white privilege
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Racism -- Netherlands
Sexual minorities -- Netherlands
Race relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Sexual minorities.
Netherlands -- Race relations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822374560