Hipster racism and sexism in charity date auctions: individualism, privilege blindness and irony in the academy

  title={Hipster racism and sexism in charity date auctions: individualism, privilege blindness and irony in the academy},
  author={Cheris Brewer Current and Emily Tillotson},
  journal={Gender and Education},
  pages={467 - 476}
ABSTRACT This paper follows one small, Christian university’s five-year experience with student charity date auctions. The contemporary re-emergence of date auctions represents a backlash against gender and racial progress. Student leaders believe that in a post-racial and post-sexist society, race and gender are decontextualised neutral elements of identity. Students see their expressions of racist or sexist practices as quaint or ironic, as markers that they have sufficient cultural capital… 
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