This collection makes an important contribution to contemporary feminist and psychological debates on identities and racisms. It addresses issues of commonalities, differences, subjectivities and the contradictory nature of positionings which are central concerns for feminist and anti-racist politics.
Leading feminists examine: the ways in which psychology has reproduced racism; the complexity of issues of identities and racisms which are shown to be multiple, constantly variable and renegotiable; the need to problematize and unpack `whiteness'; and the problems of identity politics both in terms of explanatory power and political action.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Shifting Identities Shifting Racisms - Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Ann Phoenix An Introduction PART TWO: ARTICLES Shifting the Subject - Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Donna Haraway A Conversation between Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Donna Haraway, 12 April 1993, Santa Cruz, California Resisting Racism and Sexism in Academic Psychology - Karen L Henwood A Personal/Political View Empowering Women? The Oprah Winfrey Show - Corinne Squire Harmonious `Heimat' and Disturbing `Ausl[um]ander' - Nora R[um]athzel Contradictory Positions, Ambivalent Perceptions - Philomena Essed A Case Study of a Black Woman Entrepreneur Asian Women's Ethnic Identity - Anne Woollett et al The Impact of Gender and Context in the Accounts of Women Bringing Up Children in East London Di(s)-secting and Dis(s)-closing `Whiteness' - L Mun Wong Two Tales about Psychology Experience, Identities and Alliances - Erica Burman Jewish Feminism and Feminist Psychology Women, Ethnicity and Empowerment - Nira Yuval-Davis PART THREE: OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTARIES I. The Politics of White and Black Bodies - Barbara Trepagnier II. White Women's Identity and Diversity - Shari Tarver-Behring Awareness from the Inside Out