Beyond white privilege: Geographies of white supremacy and settler colonialism

Anne Bonds, Joshua Inwood

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This paper builds from scholarship on whiteness and white privilege to argue for an expanded focus that includes settler colonialism and white supremacy. We argue that engaging with white supremacy and settler colonialism reveals the enduring social, economic, and political impacts of white supremacy as a materially grounded set of practices. We situate white supremacy not as an artifact of history or as an extreme position, but rather as the foundation for the continuous unfolding of practices of race and racism within settler states. We illustrate this framework through a recent example of a land dispute in the American West.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-733
Number of pages19
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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