Problematizing Blackness: Self Ethnographies by Black Immigrants to the United States

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This cutting-edge piece of scholarship studies the invisibility of the black migrants in popular consciousness and intellectual discourse in the United States through the interrogation of actual members of this community.

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Jean Muteba Rahier is an Associate Professor of Anthropology & ANWS, and the ANWS Graduate Director at the Florida International University.

Percy C. Hintzen is Chair of African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Introduction : From Structural Politics to the Politics of Deconstruction : Self-Ethnographies Problematizing Blackness 1
2 Transnationalism and Racialization within Contemporary U.S. Immigration 21
3 This Prison Called My Skin : On Being Black in America 35
4 Economics of the Interstice 53
5 Oyinbo 65
6 Metis/Mulatre, Mulato, Mulatto, Negro, Moreno, Mundele, Kaki, Black,...The Wandering and Meanderings of Identities 85
7 Coming of Age in Creole New Orleans : An Ethnohistory 113
8 Whiteness, Desire, Sexuality, and the Production of Black Subjectivities in British Guiana, Barbados, and the United States 129
9 Being Black Twice 169
10 Afro-Arab-Asian Imaginings 181
11 Anything but Black : Bringing Politics Back to the Study of Race 193
About the Contributors 201
Index 207
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