Elefanten i (bede)rummet. Raciale forsvindingsnumre, stemningspolitik og idiomatisk diffraktion

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  • Kirsten Hvenegård-Lassen
  • Dorthe Staunæs

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7146/kkf.v28i1-2.116116

Nøgleord:

race, affect, diffraction, intersectionality, academia, Karen Barad, gender

Resumé

The elephant in the room. Racial disappearance acts, mood politics and idiomatic diffraction summarizes a particular way of handling social and cultural problems. It is about social taboos
that are affectively charged: even if everybody knows the elephant is there, they ignore it. In this article, we are grappling with disappearance acts related to race and racialization at a white-dominated Danish university. Race is simultaneously there and not there in organizational policies and practices preoccupied with governing diversity. Using a recent debate over ‘prayer rooms’ in educational institutions, we develop a methodology (‘idiomatic diffraction’) sensitive towards race and racialization in contexts dominated by whiteness. Leaning on Karen Barad, we argue that diffraction may open up a space from where light can be explored in the shadows of what Sylvia Wynter names ‘Man’s Project’.

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2019-07-30

Citation/Eksport

Hvenegård-Lassen, K., & Staunæs, D. (2019). Elefanten i (bede)rummet. Raciale forsvindingsnumre, stemningspolitik og idiomatisk diffraktion. Kvinder, Køn &Amp; Forskning, 28(1-2), 44–57. https://doi.org/10.7146/kkf.v28i1-2.116116

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