Whiteness Studies

Whiteness Studies

Whiteness Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field focused on the cultural, historical, and sociological aspects of people identified as white, as well as the social construction of whiteness as an ideology tied to social status. 

This reading list explores the historical development of white identity from its roots in European colonialism, the concept of white privilege, and how whiteness interacts with class, gender, and sexuality.

These books are ideal for students, academics, and anyone interested in understanding how whiteness has shaped and continues to influence lived experiences, social norms, and power dynamics.