Understanding Racism in a Post-Racial World

Visible Invisibilities

  • Sunshine Kamaloni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sunshine Kamaloni
    Pages 1-24
  3. Sunshine Kamaloni
    Pages 65-97
  4. Sunshine Kamaloni
    Pages 193-200
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-221

About this book


This book addresses the question, how can we talk about race in a world that is considered post-racial, a world where race doesn’t exist? Kamaloni engages with the tradition of everyday racism and traces the process of racialisation through the interaction of bodies in space. Exploring the embodied experience exposes the idea of post-racialism as a response to continued cultural anxieties about race and the desire to erase it. Understanding Racism in a Post-Racial World presents a broader question about what everyday encounters about race might tell us about the current cultural construction of race. 

The book provides a much-needed investigation of the intersection of race, bodies and space as a critical part of how bodies and spaces become racialised, and will be of interest to students and scholars interested in understanding and discussing race across interdisciplinary areas such as cultural studies, communication, gender studies, geography, body studies, literature studies and urban studies. 


Race in Australia Embodiment colour-blindness mundane spaces hyper-visibility

Authors and affiliations

  • Sunshine Kamaloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10984-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10985-1
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