Editorial: Law, race and whiteness

Nielsen, Jennifer and Luker, Trish (2008) Editorial: Law, race and whiteness. Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, 4 2: 1-4.

Author Nielsen, Jennifer
Luker, Trish
Title Editorial: Law, race and whiteness
Journal name Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
ISSN 1832-3898
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Editorial
Open Access Status Link (no DOI)
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA)
Language eng
Abstract The contributions to this special issue of the ACRAWSA e-journal critically interrogate the interface of Anglo- Australian law and legal systems, race and whiteness. They seek to expose the racialisation of legal discourse and call into question the normative white subject of Anglo-Australian law. Anglo- Australian law obscures the hegemonic function of whiteness through its liberal claims to neutrality, objectivity and rationality, and the promotion of formal, rather than substantive, equality. As in other discursive domains, whiteness operates within law as the invisible norm by which an originary and unquestioned legitimacy is claimed.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Editorial to special issue of the ACRAWSA e-journal

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Sub-type: Editorial
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