Racialised automobilities: Georgine Clarsen, ‘Revisiting “Driving While Black”: Racialized Automobilities in a Settler Colonial Context’, Mobility in History, 8, 1, 2017, pp. 51-60
Abstract: Paul Gilroy observed in 2001 that there were “surprisingly few” discussions of automobiles in histories of African American vernacular cultures, in spite of their “epoch-making impact.” He argued that a “ distinctive history of propertylessness and material deprivation” had led to a disproportionate African American investment in automobiles. This article considers how car culture has also operated as a salve for the “indignities of white supremacy” for Indigenous Australians, though on very different terms.
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