Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line

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The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its third volume, Transnational Blackness. The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable, features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience—in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Previously published in the series are Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader (September 2007) and Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane ...

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Overview

The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its third volume, Transnational Blackness. The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable, features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience—in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Previously published in the series are Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader (September 2007) and Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader (January 2008).

Celebrating the third volume of

CRITICAL BLACK STUDIES

Series Editor: Manning Marable

For many decades, black intellectuals in the United States have thought of racism as a global phenomenon. Transnational Blackness presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the history, critical analysis, and theoretical perspectives of key black scholars and activists on the transnational dynamics of modern race and racism throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe. The book examines the social thought of, among others: W.E.B. DuBois, Eslanda Goode Robeson, Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, and Michael Manley.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230602687
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Series: Critical Black Studies Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Manning Marable

Manning Marable is Professor of History and Political Science and Director, Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. Vanessa Agard-Jones is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology and French Studies at New York University and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Audre Lorde Project: A Community Organizing Center for LGBTST People of Color in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Blackness Beyond Boundaries—Manning Marable
PART I: THEORIZING RACE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT * Race and Globalization: Racialization from Below—Leith Mullings
• Racism in a Time of Terror: Notes from Ground Zero, 2001—Manning Marable
• Global Apartheid, Foreign Policy, and Human Rights—Faye V. Harrison
• The Modern World Racial System—Howard Winant
• The Ongoing Contestation over Nationhood—Anthony W. Marx
• No Global Justice, No Global Peace—Bill Fletcher, Jr.
PART II: INTERROGATING RACE AND RACISM IN THE AMERICAS * Terror of Terrorism: Its Impact on Women’s Lives in the Caribbean—A. Lynne Bolles
• A Tale of Two Barrios: Puerto Rican Youth and the Politics of Belonging—Gina M. Pérez
• Reinventing the Jamaican Political System—Brian Meeks
• Afro-Colombia: A Case for Pan-African Analysis—Joseph Jordan
PART III: MUTUAL INSPIRATION: RADICALS IN TRANSNATIONAL SPACE * The Havana Afrocubano Movement and the Harlem Renaissance: The Role of the Intellectual in the Formation of Racial and National Identity—Ricardo Rene Laremont & Lisa Yun
• Eslanda Goode Robeson's African Jourbaney: The Politics of Identification and Representation in the African Diaspora—Maureen Mahon
• Du Bois's Double Consciousness versus Latin American Exceptionalism: Joe Arroyo, Salsa, and Negritude—Mark Q. Sawyer
• "Long Live Third World Unity! Long Live Internationalism": Huey P. Newton's Revolutionary Intercommunalism—Besenia Rodriguez
• "A Free Black Mind is a Concealed Weapon": Institutions and Social Movements in the African Diaspora—Robin Hayes
PART IV: EUROPE AND ASIA ON THE COLOR LINE * Tokyo Bound: African Americans and Japan Confront White Supremacy—Gerald Horne
• Whiting, Femme Negritude: Jane Nardal, La Depeche Africaine, and the Francophone New Negro—T. Denean Sharpley
• In Denial: Racial Profiling in Europe—Clarence Lusane
• The Europeanization of American Racism or a New Racial Hybrid?: After September 11—Amrita Basu
PART V: CRAFTING RESISTANCE: IDENTITY, NARRATIVE, AND AGENCY
• Salvaging Lives in the African Diaspora: Anthropology, Ethnography, and Women’s Narratives—Irma McClaurin
• Going Back To Our Own: Interpreting Malcolm X's Transition From "Black Asiatic" to "Afro-American"—Liz Mazucci
• Linking African And Asian in Passing And Passage—Lisa Yun
• Out of Chaos: Afro-Colombian Peace Communities and the Realities of War—Asale Angel-Ajani
PART VI: RE/TURNING (TO) THE SOURCE: RACE AND POWER IN AFRICA * African American Expatriates in Ghana and the Black Radical Tradition—Kevin K. Gaines
• "Crimes of History": Senegalese Soccer and the Forensics of Slavery—Michael Ralph
• African Women: Globalization and Peacebuilding from the Bottom Up—Gwendolyn Mikell
• Nuclear Imperialism and the Pan-African Struggle for Peace and Freedom: Ghana, 1959-1962—Jean Allman

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