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Liz Stanley: The Racializing Process – free download

Dear Colleagues,

For the five days between 1 and 5 July, Liz Stanley’s new book is available free for downloading for reading on all tablets and related devices, in a special Amazon promotion. The paperback is also available at £5.99 for those who prefer a non-digital reading experience.

The Racialising Process explores how white people from the 1770s to the 1970s in South Africa depicted whiteness and its racialised Others of black, coloured, Indian Chinese and other groups, focusing on their letters. It discusses many detailed examples drawn from a wide array of letters and explores the complexities in what people wrote and how to interpret this. It shows that there has been a long term racialising process with distinctive features organised around regulation and categorisation, making the South African experience significantly different from the ‘de/civilising process’ that the sociologist Norbert Elias identified in Europe.

For more information and for the free download, please go to your ‘local’ Amazon and search on the book title or author name, while the Introduction is available for reading now at

Happy Reading!

Dr Emilia P Sereva
Research Assistant, Whites Writing Whiteness, School of Social & Political Science, Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh, UK. and