White Space: Race, Privilege, and Cultural Economies of the Okanagan Valley (Paperback)
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A multidisciplinary survey of race on the rural-urban fringe.
Between the country and the city, transitional economies on the rural-urban fringe exhibit a unique and understudied relationship to race. White Space maps the workings of race and colonialism in one such liminal region, Canada’s Okanagan Valley. A diverse group of scholars tracks the contested development of whiteness across history—from rapid settler expansion through to the deindustrialized present. Revealing the contingent instability of whiteness, this book offers a powerful demonstration of how oppressive structures can be reimagined and resisted, especially during times of economic change.
About the Author
Daniel Keyes is associate professor of English and cultural studies at the University of British Columbia.
Luis L.M. Aguiar is associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and coeditor of Researching amongst the Elites: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Up.
“With its focus on regional specificity, White Space makes a distinctive contribution to the critical literature on white privilege and spatial imaginaries of race in Canada.”
— Jennifer Henderson, Carleton University