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Whiteness, Racial Trauma, and the University

Whiteness, Racial Trauma, and the University

120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this book Harshad Keval offers an intensely personal testimony of racial trauma within the academy. Proposing the theoretical model of “white narcissistic structures” the author traces the paradox of academic institutions simultaneously embracing a progressive and neo-liberal “cos-play” while continuing to generate and maintain racial trauma.

Chapter 1: Universities as Racial Regimes
Chapter 2: ‘White Narcissus’
Chapter 3: The Myth of the Broken Machine
Chapter 4: Anti-racist Universities, equality, diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as ‘Cos-Play’
Chapter 5: Race, Decoloniality and ‘this’ moment
Chapter 6: Racial Trauma, White Noise, and Absence
Conclusion: Hope

Harshad Keval

Harshad Keval is senior lecturer in Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK. He has held posts in Switzerland and the United Kingdom and has worked on the intersection of race, ethnicity, culture, and health in a variety of countries and contexts, including mental health in South Asia, childhood illnesses in Tanzania, and leprosy in Sri Lanka. His work recently has focused on the racialized constructions of risk in South Asian populations in the United Kingdom. He has published previously on the discursive constructions of racialized risk in contemporary health arenas, “normalized” race-based rhetoric in contemporary... More About Author

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