Bodies out of place: affective encounters with whiteness

Shaddai Tembo*

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This essay foregrounds the role of affect in felt experiences of whiteness by illustrating two accounts, one that took place on 25th May 2020 between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper in Central Park, and an encounter from the authors previous study on Black educators’ experiences of working in white spaces. In doing so, this essay is an affective attunement to the ways that felt intensities inform our experience of power relations and ultimately constrain the capacities of bodies to act.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100839
Number of pages8
JournalEmotion, Space and Society
Early online date27 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021


  • whiteness
  • affect
  • affective encounters


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