chapter  4
Escaping whiteness? Primitivism and the search for human authenticity
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Introduction To be outside whiteness is to be outside the cold and instrumental realm of modernity. It seems an outlandish claim. Yet there are many who appear convinced by it: whites who have ventured into non-white territory and found a better, 'more alive', type of person, a more 'real' way of being, and non-whites who have found in their skin colour a symbol of human authenticity.