Solidarity, community and the political economy of hurt

James Arvanitakis

Abstract


This paper considers whether as anti-racist activists we can form a community of solidarity. Critiquing the issue of ‘whiteness’, I consider whether such a community reflects or actually confronts the structures of a political economy of whiteness. Using both academic literature and narrative research I reflect on my own experiences of racism and hurt. These emotional and important issues are then intertwined within the political economy of whiteness.

Keywords


Racism, whiteness, hurt, security, political economy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ccs.v1i2.1048