Refining the review of whiteness: A reply to Ratele, Stevens and Steyn

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Matsebula, Jabulane, Sonn, Christopher and Green, Meredith J (2007) Refining the review of whiteness: A reply to Ratele, Stevens and Steyn. South African Journal of Psychology, 37 (3). pp. 437-442. ISSN 0081-2463


We welcome the responses offered by Ratele (2007), Stevens (2007), and Steyn (2007) to our article reviewing whiteness. The commentaries provide a more nuanced and sensitive analysis of whiteness, particularly in relation to the history and context of South Africa. While whiteness studies is most certainly not the only, or even the most important, tool for understanding and opposing racism, the responses by Ratele (2007), Stevens (2007), and Steyn (2007) serve to bolster our conviction that a critical interrogation of whiteness is an important resource in continuing to develop effective approaches to anti-racism.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords ResPubID13329, anti-racism, race, race relations, racism, social change, whiteness, whiteness studies
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