Conceptualising Cultural Identity: The Great Divide

  • Catherine Koerner
  • Soma PillayEmail author


This chapter applies Frankenberg’s (White women, race matters: The social construction of whiteness, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1993) conceptual framework of analysing the racialised lives lived through white subjectivities. As Frankenberg does not speak directly about Indigenous sovereignty, this chapter circles back to the questions raised by Irene Watson and draws upon Moreton-Robinson’s thesis of patriarchal white sovereignty and the imperative to research racialisation. Further, the chapter uses the work of Riggs and Nicoll to complicate the racialised position of privilege lived by white Australians.


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  1. 1.Federation University AustraliaMelbourneAustralia

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