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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 White Blindfolds and Black Armbands: The Uses of Whiteness Theory for Reading Australian Cultural Production
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'Analyses or descriptions of the history of race relations (and cultural production) in what has been called Australia for about a hundred years, have frequently been informed by two orientations that might be simply categorised as the white blindfold and the black armband positions. In many cases, these two mindsets can be observed in other Western cultures although the interaction between them, and the society around them, gets played out differently in particular places at particular times.' (Extract)

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 6 no. 1 May 1999 Z1095043 1999 periodical issue 'Queensland Review enters its sixth year with a special issue focussing [sic] on race. While the rise of Pauline Hanson and One Nation appear to confirm Queensland's reputation as the racially divided 'Deep North' of Australia, it is from Queensland that the most far-reaching challenges to white Australia's complacent sense of itself as the product of settlement rather than invasion have come, through national debates sparked by the Mabo and Wik decisions. As part of its commitment to Reconciliation and to the dissemination of research on anti-racist theory and practice, the Queensland Studies Centre last year held a conference entitled 'Unmasking Whiteness: Race Relations and Reconciliation'. The conference provided the first national forum for whiteness research in Australia, and this issue of Queensland Review brings together a collection of articles based on papers delivered at that conference.' (Extract)  1999 pg. 42-49
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    y separately published work icon Unmasking Whiteness : Race Relations and Reconciliation Belinda McKay (editor), Nathan : Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University , 1999 Z1521661 1999 anthology criticism

    Argues that all white people in Australia benefit from racial privilege and receive unearned social benefits as the inheritors of a racially based system of wealth and privilege. Shows how this disadvantage can be understood and how whites should be made to give reparation to the dispossessed.

    Nathan : Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University , 1999
    pg. 68-78
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