Rethinking White Supremacy

  title={Rethinking White Supremacy},
  author={David Gillborn},
  pages={318 - 340}
  • D. Gillborn
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Sociology
  • Ethnicities
The article addresses the nature of power relations that sustain and disguise white racial hegemony in contemporary ‘western’ society. Following the insights offered by critical race theory (CRT), white supremacy is conceived as a comprehensive condition whereby the interests and perceptions of white subjects are continually placed centre stage and assumed as ‘normal’. These processes are analysed through two very different episodes. The first example relates to a period of public crisis, a… 

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