Title

Making Experience Meaningful:
Interpreting Chinese Canadian Women's Personal Encounters with Racism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

60

Last Page

71

Keywords

racism; everyday racism; interpretation of experience; university; biography; Chinese women

Abstract

Using Philomena Essed's theory on everyday racism, this paper explores how Chinese Canadian women interpret racism. It argues that differences in interpretation can be explained by examining personal biographies that attend to subjective experience and social context, and from which implications for anti-racist feminist epistemology can be drawn.