Performing whiteness: The world at the critical juncture for reflective practices
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Kako Koshino, Assistant Professor at Mejiro University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University Japan Campus

Submission Instructions
Abstract should include:

  • author’s full name, email address, and affiliation
  • be no more than 1,000 words
  • Please submit your abstract as a Word document to:
  • Final manuscript submissions should be no more than 7,000 words.
  • The manuscript should be double spaced including indented quotes, reference list, and endnotes in APA format, which requires 1 inch margins and 12 font

Dear Scholars,

We would like to invite you to submit a paper for the Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education for a special issue "Performing whiteness: The world at the critical juncture for reflective practices".

This special issue specifically explores the role of those traditionally deemed nations and persons of color in espousing and perpetuating whiteness in global contexts where whiteness is used as an ideological tool to profit and empower themselves. Critical Whiteness Studies (CWS) emerged in response to the awakening to the recognition of unchallenged white privilege. Since the first wave of CWS informed by the intellectual work of W.E.B. DuBois and others, it has expanded to focus on the examination of the white identity formation of racial and ethnic minorities, defined as the third wave of CWS (Twine and Gallagher, 2008). Whiteness has been understood to be a powerful mechanism for accessibility to a wide range of resources, gaining an unquestioned authority, and it is a supreme tool for navigating the globalized world. At this critical juncture of the shifting world, we ask ourselves: “How are our thoughts, behavior, and practices informed by whiteness?” and “Are we complicit with whiteness?”. This special issue invites papers, using this question as a guide, that starts a dialogue around our own reflective practices on performing whiteness. It’s time to turn the lens inward to steer the wheel in the direction of the unknown territory where the oppressed uses the oppressors’ tools to pursue the interminable power. The papers are inclusive of but not limited to the following topics:    

  • Global capitalism and racialized marketing and management strategies
  • Commodification of whiteness in the neoliberal job market
  • Whiteness and Empire
  • Japanese exceptionalism and whiteness
  • Manga, anime and whiteness
  • China’s racialized labor market
  • Whiteness in the Arab world
  • Sportswashing and whiteness
  • Bollywood and whiteness
  • Whiteness in Africa
  • Desires, emulation, and white masculinity 
  • Interracial marriages and whiteness
  • Mobility capital and whiteness
  • English education and whiteness

We welcome submissions from established scholars and early career researchers who are generating cutting edge work to address these emerging perspectives.

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