Beyond the Pale

White Women, Racism, and History

Vron Ware author

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Verso Books

Published: 9th Jun '15

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Pioneering study of how ideas about white women have shaped the history of racism

How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has largely developed as a political movement within racist societies. Dissecting the different meanings of femininity and womanhood, Beyond the Pale examines the political connections between black and white women, both in contemporary society and in history, including the anti-slavery movement. A major contribution to anti-racist work, Beyond the Pale confronts the historical meanings of whiteness as a way of overcoming the moralism that so often infuses anti-racist movements.

One of Ware's . most striking case-studies. * London Review of Books *
Vron Ware's Beyond the Pale is not a breath of fresh air, it's a blast. * Women’s History Review *
(Praise for Military Migrants): Paints a compelling picture of modern military life. * Guardian *

ISBN: 9781784780128

Dimensions: 210mm x 135mm x 17mm

Weight: 367g

288 pages