Locating Traitorous Identities: Toward a View of Privilege-Cognizant White Character

Hypatia 13 (3):27 - 42 (1998)
Abstract
I address the problem of how to locate "traitorous" subjects, or those who belong to dominant groups yet resist the usual assumptions and practices of those groups. I argue that Sandra Harding's description of traitors as insiders, who "become marginal" is misleading. Crafting a distinction between "privilege-cognizant" and "privilege-evasive" white scripts, I offer an alternative account of race traitors as privilege-cognizant whites who refuse to animate expected whitely scripts, and who are unfaithful to worldviews whites are expected to hold
Keywords Whiteness, Resistant forms  Feminist Standpoint Epistemology  Maria Lugones  Sandra Harding
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