Sunday, January 06, 2008

Thobani on White Masculinity Since 9/11

Take a listen to this podcast of a talk by Canadian feminist Sunera Thobani at an event commemorating the Montreal Massacre this past December. She talks about the ways that white masculinity has shifted in North America in the post-9/11 era, and in particular how what she describes as a white vigilante masculinity has become predominant in both the U.S. and Canada. She relates this to the so-called "war on terror" and to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan being waged by the U.S. and Canadian states. She also talks about how this masculinity is unstable, and can be and is being challenged in multiple ways.

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