Rankine, Claudia

Äntligen släpper Claudia Rankin ny poesi, “Citizen: An American Lyric” (december 2014). ”A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.”Förlagsinformation SÅhär skriver The New Yorkerom “Citizen: An American Lyric” Språk: Engelska Antal sidor: 160 Utg.datum: 2014-12-04 Förlag: Graywolf Press,U.S. ISBN:...

Mceachrane, Michael (ed.)...

”Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Engaging Blackness in Northern Europe”, edited av Michael Mceachrane ”Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Equality and Race in Northern Europe” challenges a view of Nordic societies as homogenously white, and as human rights champions that are so progressive that even the concept of race is deemed irrelevant to their societies. The book places African Diasporas, race and legacies of imperialism squarely in a Nordic context. How has a nation as peripheral as Iceland been shaped by an identity of being white? How do Black Norwegians challenge racially conscribed views of Norwegian nationhood? What does the history of jazz in Denmark say about the relation between its national identity and race? What is it like to be a mixed-race black Swedish woman? How have African Diasporans in Finland navigated issues of race and belonging? And what does the widespread denial of everyday racism in Nordic societies mean to Afro-Nordics? This text is a must read for anyone interested in issues of race in the Nordic region and Europe writ large. As Paul Gilroy writes in his foreword, it is a book that ”should be studied with care and profit inside the Nordic countries and also outside them by the broader international readership that has been established around the study of racism and ’critical race theory’. Subjects: 1) African Studies 2) Black Studies – Race & Ethnic Studies 3) Diaspora Studies 4) Migration 5) Theories of Race & Ethnicity 6) Postcolonialism 7) Racism”Förlagsinformation Språk: Engelska Antal sidor: 272 Utg.datum: 2014-05-02 Förlag: Routledge ISBN:...