Cities of Whiteness

Cities of Whiteness

Author(s): Wendy S. Shaw

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405129138

Online ISBN: 9780470712931

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712931

About this Book

This groundbreaking book brings the study of whiteness and postcolonial perspectives to bear on debates about urban change.

  • A thought-provoking contribution to debates about urban change, race and cosmopolitan urbanism
  • Brings the study of whiteness to the discipline of geography, questioning the notion of white ethnicity
  • Engages with Indigenous peoples' experiences of whiteness - past and present, and with theoretical postcolonial perspectives
  • Uses Sydney as an example of a 'city of whiteness', considering trends such as Sydney's 'SoHo Syndrome' and the 'Harlemisation' of the Aboriginal community

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