Monthly Archives: November 2013

Being Surrounded

It was an unnerving but useful lesson: to speak about whiteness when whiteness is surrounding you is to come up against what you speak about. I should know this by now, I know, but each time I encounter this problem, … Continue reading

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Feeling Depleted?

I am currently preparing a new lecture that I will be giving in Vienna next week, “Diversity work as Emotional Work.” I will be drawing on some old material that I published in On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in … Continue reading

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In the Company of Strangers

Sometimes writing can feel like a solitary affair. But writing is not solitary. When I write the texts I am citing become my companions; they are with me, often noisy, clamouring for attention. I have in my writing often worked … Continue reading

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