Consuming Whiteness: Australian Racism and the "White Sugar" Campaign

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2014 - Social Science - 608 pages
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The "White Australia Policy" - the country's historical policy that favored immigration to Australia from various European countries, especially Britain - has largely been discussed with regard only to its political-ideological perspective. No account was taken of the central problem of racist societalization, i.e. the everyday production and reproduction of race as a social relation (doing race) supported by broad sections of the population. This comprehensive study of Australian racism and the historical "white sugar" campaign shows that the latter was only able to achieve success because it was embedded in a widespread white Australia culture that found expression in all spheres of life. (Series: Racism Analysis - Series A: Studies - Vol. 4) [Subject: Social History, Australian Studies]
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Around the World in Ten Thousand Years
59
Sugar and Australian Appropriation
93
The Colours of Sugar
105
Bleaching Sugar for White Australia
207
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276
Advance Australia Fair
305
The Sugar Strike of 1911
379
Consuming White Australia
401
Conclusion
499
Acknowledgements
515
References
529
Index
577
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