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Black Rainbows: Gender, Class, and (Race?) in the Writings of White South African Women after Apartheid

The UCLA Department of Women's Studies is pleased to present a talk by Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Ph.D.

Thursday, January 24, 2008
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2125 Rolfe Hall
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Summary:

This paper examines a set of political concerns extant among white South African female social critics. Post-apartheid social identities have been offered as a welcome salve by some who may be prematurely grateful for the end of the legacies of white supremacy in South Africa. By attending to the way white female racial and gender formations are being historicized and understood in the post-apartheid moment, we can grapple with the political and social work being done by these persistent racial formations in a post-racial era.


Cost : Free and open to the public; pay station and all-day parking ($8) available.

Jenna Miller-Von Ah, Department of Women's Studies
310-206-5898
www.womensstudies.ucla.edu
jenna@women.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): , Department of Gender Studies

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