Seeing White−Female Whiteness and the Purity of Children in Australian, Chinese and British Visual Culture

  title={Seeing White−Female Whiteness and the Purity of Children in Australian, Chinese and British Visual Culture},
  author={Stephanie Hemelryk Donald},
  journal={Social Semiotics},
  pages={157 - 171}
  • S. Donald
  • Published 12 July 2000
  • Art
  • Social Semiotics
In this paper, I interrogate the expression and usage of ‘whiteness’ in Australian, British and Chinese visual culture. My approach is through reading local texts with an eye to transcultural systems of meaning, paying particular attention to the ways in which whiteness is used as a doubled category in sexual politics. The paper is formed through the performance of cross-cultural connectivities within an epistemological emphasis on the travelled theorist. The movement between Chinese… 

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