ABOUT WHITE MINDS
White Minds is my second book! It is published by Bristol University Press (Policy Press).
White Minds is due to come out next year and I am requesting contributions to help provide illustrations within the book. Below is the blurb for the book and information about the call for contributions.
I would be so grateful if you could as you always do … support me in this endeavour.
With your words and stories, we can make White Minds more accessible, relevant and community centred.
Let’s make it happen!
Burb for White Minds
‘It is widely understood that race is a social fact with profound implications for life chances, group identity, collective representation and for the social order. ‘Whiteness’, the source of race-based inequality and injustice is perpetuated not only through power and violence but also through an array of complex processes which help protect the status-quo.
While there has been much focus on the psychological harm of racism on people of colour, less attention has been paid to psychological functioning of white groups and it’s role in maintaining unequal social configurations.
In this much-needed book, Guilaine Kinouani, a leading thinker and commentator on race, deftly cuts to the heart of the problem, arguing that whiteness is a historically and socially located psychological phenomenon. She examines how the psychological and psychic factors involved in the reproduction of whiteness intersect with macro structures, shedding light on everyday race dynamics, race inequality and racial violence of interest to all who seek to understand the impact of ‘whiteness’ so they can be more effective anti-racists’
THE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
I am currently in the final stages of writing the manuscript and I am looking for short contributions to help me illustrate the chapters of the book.
This is to help ensure the book is rooted in the experience of the concepts covered.
You can contribute by sending me short stories, comments and experiences as related to the chapters of the books, which as they stand are:
White gazes – This chapter interrogates the white gaze and its impact psychologically and structurally.
White performances – This chapter examines the reproduction of the past into the present.
White envy – Explores envy as a vector of racial violence; it is an extension of my article ‘Neuroses of Whiteness’
White sadism - Proposes that sadism and sadomasochism are central to the maintenance of racial injustice and white violence.
White trauma - Interrogates the proposition that whiteness is both born out of and the source of trauma for people racialised as white,
White shame – Considers the role of shame in race relations and in particular in relation to apathy, moral injury and bystandarism.
White ambivalence – Is all about the push-pull dynamics evoked by social change and the struggle between proximity/distance and change/sameness.
White complicity – Explores issues of individual complicity and responsibility within the structural apparatus that is whiteness.
Resistance plan – Suggests anti-racist activities to disrupt the workings of whiteness.
All contributions will be anonymised but you are asked to state your ethnic background, gender, age and country of residence so your words may be contextualised.
I cannot promise that I will use every contribution.
If your contribution is selected for the book, I will let you know and may get in touch to ask for further detail. You will need to consent for me to use your material and contribution. By completing the contact form, you are giving me permission (as worded below*).
My gift to you...
In addition to all my gratitude for your support, if I use your contribution, I will send you a signed copy of the book and a personal invite to the community launch 🙂
To share with me your contribution, please use the form below. You can do so until 01/11/2021 although we may close the call earlier if we receive sufficient contribitions.
Please clearly state which chapter(s) you wish to contribute to together with your age, gender, racial background and country of residence.
EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE.
You are not limited wordwise but the more concise the contribution, the more likely it is that it will be used. Your contribution could be a few lines or it could be a few paragraphs to share a story or an experience.
Again, I am interested in your lived experience, personal stories, your understanding, your responses and commentaries on the issues the chapter raise. That is it!