Methodology of the Privileged: White Anti-racist Feminism, Systematic Ignorance, and Epistemic Uncertainty
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012
© by Hypatia, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 701–714, November 2012
How to Cite
Sholock, A. (2012), Methodology of the Privileged: White Anti-racist Feminism, Systematic Ignorance, and Epistemic Uncertainty. Hypatia, 27: 701–714. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2012.01275.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012
This article addresses the impact of systematic ignorance and epistemic uncertainty upon white Western women's participation in anti-racist and transnational feminisms. I argue that a “methodology of the privileged” is necessary for effective coalition-building across racial and geopolitical inequities. Examining both self-reflexivity and racial sedition as existing methods, I conclude that epistemic uncertainty should be considered an additional strategy rather than a dilemma for the privileged.