Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness / Edition 1

Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness / Edition 1

by Kamari Maxine Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 082233772X

ISBN-13: 9780822337720

Pub. Date: 07/19/2006

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Kamari Maxine Clarke and Deborah A. Thomas argue that a firm grasp of globalization requires an understanding of how race has constituted, and been constituted by, global transformations. Focusing attention on race as an analytic category, this state-of-the-art collection of essays explores the changing meanings of blackness in the context of globalization. It

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Kamari Maxine Clarke and Deborah A. Thomas argue that a firm grasp of globalization requires an understanding of how race has constituted, and been constituted by, global transformations. Focusing attention on race as an analytic category, this state-of-the-art collection of essays explores the changing meanings of blackness in the context of globalization. It illuminates the connections between contemporary global processes of racialization and transnational circulations set in motion by imperialism and slavery; between popular culture and global conceptions of blackness; and between the work of anthropologists, policymakers, religious revivalists, and activists and the solidification and globalization of racial categories.

A number of the essays bring to light the formative but not unproblematic influence of African American identity on other populations within the black diaspora. Among these are an examination of the impact of “black America” on racial identity and politics in mid-twentieth-century Liverpool and an inquiry into the distinctive experiences of blacks in Canada. Contributors investigate concepts of race and space in early-twenty-first century Harlem, the experiences of trafficked Nigerian sex workers in Italy, and the persistence of race in the purportedly non-racial language of the “New South Africa.” They highlight how blackness is consumed and expressed in Cuban timba music, in West Indian adolescent girls’ fascination with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and in the incorporation of American rap music into black London culture. Connecting race to ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, and religion, these essays reveal how new class economies, ideologies of belonging, and constructions of social difference are emerging from ongoing global transformations.

Contributors. Robert L. Adams, Lee D. Baker, Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Tina M. Campt, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Raymond Codrington, Grant Farred, Kesha Fikes, Isar Godreau, Ariana Hernandez-Reguant, Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe, John L. Jackson Jr., Oneka LaBennett, Naomi Pabst, Lena Sawyer, Deborah A. Thomas

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ISBN-13:
9780822337720
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/19/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Globalization and the Transformations of Race / Deborah A. Thomas and Kamari Maxine Clarke 1

Part I. Diasporic Movements, Missions and Modernities

Missionary Positions / Lee D. Baker 37

History at the Crossroads: Vodu and the Modernization of the Dominican Borderlands / Robert L. Adams 55

Diaspora and Desire: Gendering “Black America” in Black Liverpool / Jacqueline Nassy Brown 73

Diaspora Space, Ethnographic Space: Writing History Between the Lines / Tina M. Campt 93

“Mama, I’m Walking to Canada”: Black Geopolitics and Invisible Empires / Naomi Pabst 112

Part II. Geograpies of Racial Belonging

Mapping Transnationality: Roots Tourism and the Institutionalization of Ethnic Heritage / Kamari Maxine Clarke 133

Emigration and the Spatial Production of Difference from Cape Verde / Kesha Fikes 154

Folkloric “Others”: Blanqueamiento and the Celebration of Blackness as an Exception in Puerto Rico / Isar P. Godreau 171

Gentrification, Globalization, and Georaciality / John L. Jackson Jr. 188

Recasting “Black Venus” in the “New” African Dispora / Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe 206

“Shooting the White Girl First”: Race in Post-aparteid South Africa / Grant Farred 226

Part III. Popular Blacknesses, “Authenticity,” and New Measures of Legitimacy

Havana’s Timba: A Macho Sound for Black Sex / Ariana Hernandez-Reguant 249

Reading Buffy and “Looking Proper”: Race, Gender, and Consumption among West Indian Girls in Brooklyn / Oneka Labennett 279

The Homegrown: Rap, Race, and Class in London / Raymond Codrington 299

Racialization, Gender, and the Negotiation of Power in Stockholm’s African Dance Courses / Lena Sawyer 316

Modern Blackness: Progress, “America,” and the Politics of Popular Culture in Jamaica / Deborah A. Thomas 335

Bibliography 355

Contributors 391

Index 395

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