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Subjectivity

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 92–109 | Cite as

Mixed orientations

  • Sara Ahmed
Original Article

Abstract

This article thinks about mixed raceness as orientation drawing on personal experience, Black feminism and phenomenology. It argues that mixed orientations are not simply about what a body has, or even what a body can do, but involves a material and affective geography: affecting the way we gather, or ‘the we’ of a gathering: bodies, objects and worlds come together as well as break apart. This article in offering a queer and mixed genealogy gives a different angle on how whiteness is reproduced.

Keywords

bodies genealogy orientation phenomenology space whiteness 

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationsGoldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUK

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