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|Title:||Paradoxical white: Imperial and postcolonial sugar|
|Citation:||Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of an Identity / L. Boucher, J. Carey, K. Ellinghaus (eds.): pp. 346-354|
|Conference Name:||Historicising Whiteness Conference (Nov. 2006 : Melbourne, Australia)|
|Knight, G Roger|
|Abstract:||This paper explores the theme of whiteness in the modern history of a leading global commodity. It argues two things. First, that the history of industrially produced white sugar is deeply imbricated with late colonial discourses about race and ethnicity. Second, and somewhat paradoxically, that white sugar came to share in a ‘modernity of whiteness’ that carried it apparently effortlessly into the postcolonial, erstwhile Third World, in the delineation of whose ‘difference’ it had earlier been deeply complicit. Its primary focus is hence on two issues: the imperial history of sugar in the late colonial era and the commodity’s subsequent, postcolonial transformation.|
|Subject:||Sugar trade -- Australia.;|
Postcolonialism -- Australia.;
Whites -- Race identity -- Australia.;
Australia -- Race relations -- History.;
Sugar -- Manufacture and refining -- Australia
|Description:||© 2008 RMIT Publishing|
|Appears in Collections:||History publications|
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