DWRace-front-cover-webThe book Doctor Who and Race, edited by Lindy Orthia, was published by Intellect Books in July 2013.

All royalties from book sales will be donated to charity.

Scroll down for Contents overview, or go to Abstracts for more detail about each essay.

Available in paperback and eBook
RRP US$30/GBP£19.95
ISBN 9781783200368
256 pages


Introduction Lindy Orthia

Part 1 The Doctor, his companions and race

1.1 The white Doctor – Fire Fly 1.2 Too brown for a fair praise: The depiction of racial prejudice as cultural heritage in Doctor Who – Iona Yeager 1.3 Conscious colour-blindness, unconscious racism in Doctor Who companions – Linnea Dodson 1.4 Doctor Who, cricket and race: The Peter Davison years – Amit Gupta 1.5 Humanity as a white metaphor – Quiana Howard and Robert Smith? 1.6 “You can’t just change what I look like without consulting me!”: The shifting racial identity of the Doctor – Mike Hernandez

Part 2 Diversity and representation in casting and characterization

2.1 No room for old-fashioned cats: Davies era Who and interracial romance – Emily Asher-Perrin 2.2 When white boys write black: Race and class in the Davies and Moffat eras – Rosanne Welch 2.3 Baby steps: A modest solution to Asian under-representation in Doctor Who – Stephanie Guerdan 2.4 That was then, this is now: How my perceptions have changed – George Ivanoff 2.5 “One of us is yellow”: Doctor Fu Manchu and The Talons of Weng-Chiang – Kate Orman

Part 3 Colonialism, imperialism, slavery and the diaspora

3.1 Inventing America: The Aztecs in context – Leslie McMurtry 3.2 The Ood as a slave race: Colonial continuity in the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire – Erica Foss 3.3 Doctor Who and the critique of western imperialism – John Vohlidka 3.4 Through coloured eyes: An alternative viewing of postcolonial transition – Vanessa de Kauwe

Part 4 Xenophobia, nationalism and national identities

4.1 The allegory of allegory: Race, racism and the summer of 2011 – Alec Charles 4.2 Doctor Who and the racial state: Fighting National Socialism across time and space – Richard Scully 4.3 Religion, racism and the Church of England in Doctor Who – Marcus K Harmes 4.4 The Doctor is in (the Antipodes): Doctor Who short fiction and Australian national identity – Catriona Mills

Part 5 Race and science

5.1 “They hate each others’ chromosomes”: Eugenics and the shifting racial identity of the Daleks – Kristine Larsen 5.2 Mapping the boundaries of race in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood – Rachel Morgain 5.3 Savages, science, stagism, and the naturalized ascendancy of the Not-We in Doctor Who – Lindy A Orthia

Conclusion Lindy Orthia