Witte onschuld
Paradoxen van kolonialisme en ras


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In ‘White Innocence’, Gloria Wekker explores a central paradox in Dutch society: the passion and aggression that race evokes, while simultaneously denying the existence of race and racism in all keys. In her exploration of the dominant self-image of the white Dutchman, the ‘cultural archive’ is a leading concept: the deeply ingrained attitudes and emotions that perpetuate racism and have their origins in the colonial past.

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In a new extended preface, Gloria Wekker looks back on the year 2020, an ‘annus horribilis’ in several respects, and arrives at four new paradoxes, in addition to the four contradictions she already mentioned in the original introduction to Witte innocence.

‘In her brilliant book, Gloria Wekker provides an astute unraveling of a nation’s self-image. An illuminating collage of history, politics and anthropology.’
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘White Innocence’ makes an important contribution that gives us new and specific insights to study the cultural archive of colonialism. This book reaches out to readers and draws them in.”
Sara Ahmed, independent feminist author and scholar

‘Gloria Wekker’s patient anatomy of the Dutch racial order is an important contribution to the growing debate about whiteness and how we can get past it.’
Professor Paul Gilroy, King’s College, London

‘Best book about the Netherlands.’
Prof. dr. dr. Thijl Sunier, Free University

‘This is a courageous book that encourages white Dutch people to listen and learn. Forget the white reflex (‘I’m innocent’, ‘what the heck racism’), read this book first and learn.’
Prof. dr. Dr Willem Schinkel, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Weight0,49 kg
Dimensions21 × 13,5 × 2,3 cm
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Publication date

December 2020



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