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White Identities An historical and international exploration of whiteness. White Identities examines the rise of racial whiteness in the West as well as its impact and role in East Asia and Latin America. Published in 2000.

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Bonnett, A. ‘Whiteness and the west’ in Dwyer, C and Bressey, C, (Eds) New Geographies of Race and Racism. Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, 17-28

Bonnett, A. ‘White Studies revisited’, Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies 2008, 31(1), 185-196  [reprinted in Multicultural Education: Major Themes in Education, Ed. David Gillborn, London, Routledge, 2014]

Bonnett, A. ‘From the crises of whiteness to Western supremacism’. Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association Journal, 2005, 1(1), 8-20

Bonnett, A. ‘Whiteness’, In Atkinson, D, Jackson, P, Sibley, D. and Washbourne, N, (Eds) Cultural Geography: A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts. London, I.B.Tauris, 2005, 109-114

Bonnett, A. (2003) ‘From white to western: ‘Racial decline’ and the idea of the West in Britain, 1890-1930’ Journal of Historical Sociology 16, 3, pp.320-348

Bonnett, A. (2003) ‘Whiteness’  in Cashmore, E. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies (Routledge, London)

Bonnett, A. (2002) ‘A white world? White identities in Latin America and Japan’, in Levine-Rasky , C. (Ed.) Working Through Whiteness (State University of New York Press, New York)

Bonnett, A. (2002) ‘The metropolis and white modernity’ Ethnicities, 2, 3, pp.351-368

Bonnett, A. ‘Whiteness in Crisis’, History Today, 50, 12, 2000, pp.39-40

Bonnett, A. (1998) ‘Who was white? The formation of non-European white identities and reformation of European whiteness’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 21, 6, pp1029-1065

Bonnett , A. (1998) ‘How the British working class became white: the (re)formation of racialized capitalism’ Journal of Historical Sociology 3, pp.316-340

Bonnett, A. (1997) ‘Geography, race and whiteness: invisible traditions and current challenges’ Area 29, 3, pp. 193-199

Bonnett, A. (1997; reprinted 2015) ‘Constructions of whiteness in British and North American anti-racism’, in P. Werbner and Modood, T. (Eds) Debating Cultural Hybridity (Zed Press, London). Reprinted in Race, Identity, and Citizenship: A Reader Torres, R., Mirón, L. and Inda, J.  (Eds) (Blackwell, Oxford, 1999)

Bonnett, A. (1996) ‘Anti-racism and the critique of ‘white’ identities’ New Community 22, 1, pp. 97-110

Bonnett, A. (1996) ‘White studies: the problems and opportunities of a new research agenda’ Theory, Culture and Society 13, 2, pp.145-155

Bonnett, A. (1993) Forever white? challenges and alternatives to a racial monolith New Community 20: 173-180