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Tag: Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Race critical understandings of methodology

This blogpost complements two I have already published in the Understanding Race series on questions of methodology in doing research that works critically with and against race as an analytical tool. In The place of race in developing epistemologies and methodologies I work through the issues raised in the slides…

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La guerre contre la Critical Race Theory en Australie passe à côté de l’essentiel

I was invited by the Revue Movements to contribute a reflection on the so-called war in critical race theory and how it plays out in Australia [in French] « La race imprègne de façon immuable la politique d’accaparement inhérente à la souveraineté blanche patriarcale, qui est souvent invisible et passée sous…

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Against Representation

I reviewed How To Lose Friends and Influence White People, a book being marketed as an antiracist manual, by Media Diversity Australia founder, Antoinette Lattouf. There is a concerning trend of so-called trade books referencing the brutal state murder of George Floyd as a vehicle for discussing issues of diversity…

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Critical Race Theory: Transforming Knowledge in the Australian Social Sciences and Humanities

You are welcome to join is for an event as part of Social Sciences Week on September 10 at 10 am organised by the Institute for Culture and Society Borders and Diversity Research Group Registration link A 2021 Social Sciences Week event from the Borders and Diversity Research Program of…

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Decolonial Thought: A lecture for the Institute for Culture and Society Key Thinkers & Concepts series

I was kindly invited by the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University to give a talk on postcolonial and decolonial thought for its Key Thinkers & Concepts series. I have posted in the slides and notes here. 1. I wish to acknowledgement the Darug people, their elders past and…

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Race in Society

I am delighted to be working with Dr Zuleyka Zevallos on a new project – a web series of conversations about race and racism in Australia from a sociological perspective. Our first season deals with the theme of ‘Race and Covid’ can can be found on our YouTube channel. The…

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Colonial Possession, Postcolonialism and Whiteness Studies

This week in Understanding Race, we are continuing our conversation of race, coloniality and property which began last week with a primary focus on the work of Cheryl Harris, in her seminal essay Whiteness as Property, and Patrick Wolfe’s discussion of the formation of race in relation to Indigenous erasure…

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The place of race in developing epistemologies and methodologies

Many of us are engaged, or intend to be engaged, in research on matters of race. Some students in ‘Understanding Race’ want to focus on their own and their communities’ experiences of migration, racialisation and belonging. Others want to look at how racialised people have used various art forms to…

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