Shifting Identities, Shifting Racisms focuses on the enduring aspects of racism and provides valid new starting points for discussing human behaviors. The contributors show how the boundaries of racism are constantly changing and how cultural and national considerations are becoming as important as biological ones. They address issues of commonalities, differences, subjectivities, and the contradictory nature of positionings, which are central concerns from feminist and anti-racist politics. Leading feminists examine the ways in which psychology has reproduced racism; the complexity of issues surrounding identities and racisms, which are shown to be multiple, constantly variable, and negotiable; the need to problematize "whiteness;" and the problems of identity politics, both in terms of explanatory power and political action. Students and academics in women's studies, feminist psychology, race and ethnic studies, and psychology of racism will appreciate this study of racism and the social identity of women.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Ann Phoenix
Shifting Identities Shifting Racisms
PART TWO: ARTICLES
Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Donna Haraway
Shifting the Subject
Karen L Henwood
Resisting Racism and Sexism in Academic Psychology
Empowering Women? The Oprah Winfrey Show
Harmonious `Heimat' and Disturbing `Ausl[um]ander'
Contradictory Positions, Ambivalent Perceptions
Anne Woollett et al
Asian Women's Ethnic Identity
L Mun Wong
Di(s)-secting and Dis(s)-closing `Whiteness'
Experience, Identities and Alliances
Women, Ethnicity and Empowerment
PART THREE: OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTARIES
I. The Politics of White and Black Bodies
II. White Women's Identity and Diversity