CoDE Seminar- Brett St Louis
|Dates:||24 April 2018|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Brett St Louis|
Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series.
Brett St Louis is Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Post-millennial local whiteness: Reviving racialism and the expropriation of race
In the midst of various early 21st century events, including the ‘death of multiculturalism’, enlargement of the European Union, and not least Brexit, appeals to local whiteness in the UK are undergoing significant change. In this paper, I propose the revival of ‘racialism’ as a key aspect of this developing practical sensibility. Promoted by figures such as David Goodhart and Eric Kaufmann, racialist local white identification is intended to indicate a non-invidious white ethno-racial formation based on ‘self-interest’ and a positive preference for ‘co-ethnics’ sharing common values. Drawing on David Harvey’s notion of ‘accumulation by dispossession’, I demonstrate how the operation of racialist British local whiteness configures and expropriates race as a zero-sum political resource. Post-millennial local whiteness is thus used to constitute and privilege ‘indigenous’ Britons while seeking to disarm migrants’ and minority ethnic groups’ indictment of racism.
- This is a free event. No registration required.
Brett St Louis
Organisation: Goldsmiths, University of London
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