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Locating African European Studies

Interventions, Intersections, Conversations, 1st Edition

Edited by Felipe Espinoza Garrido, Caroline Koegler, Deborah Nyangulu, Mark U Stein


336 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Drawing on a rich lineage of anti-discriminatory scholarship, art, and activism, Locating African European Studies engages with contemporary and historical African European formations, positionalities, politics, and cultural productions in Europe.

Locating African European Studies reflects on the meanings, objectives, and contours of this field. Twenty-six activists, academics, and artists cover a wide range of topics, engaging with processes of affiliation, discrimination, and resistance. They negotiate the methodological foundations of the field, explore different meanings and politics of ‘African’ and ‘European’, and investigate African European representations in literature, film, photography, art, and other media. In three thematic sections, the book focusses on:

  • African European social and historical formations
  • African European cultural production
  • Decolonial academic practice

Locating African European Studies features innovative transdisciplinary research, and will be of interest to students and scholars of various fields, including Black Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, African American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies, African Studies, History, and Social Sciences.

Table of Contents

Part 1: African European Social and Historical Formations 1. "We have to act. That is what forms collectivity" Black Solidarity beyond Identity in Contemporary Paris 2. Village du Monde? (Fortress) Europe, the 'Jungle' of Calais, and the African European paradigm 3. From Bokoe Bullying to Afrobeats: Or How Being African Became Cool in Black Amsterdam 4. Involving Diaspora Communities through Action Research: A Collaborative Museum Exhibition on the African Presence in Finland 5. The Footman's New Clothes 6. Transatlantic Connections, Memory, and Postmemory in Afro-German Biographies 7. Practicing Autoethnography: Transnational Afro-German Heritage 8. "Zog Nit Keyn Mol": Paul Robeson's Tragic Love of Russia 9. Forgotten Histories: Recovering the Precarious Lives of African Servant in Imperial Germany Part 2: African European Cultural Production 10. Opening Homes, Opening Worlds: African European Spatial Interventions in Helen Oyeyemi's Fiction 11. Afropolitanism and Mobility: Constructions of Home and Belonging in Sefi Atta's A Bit of Difference 12. Black British Queer Intersectionality: From Labi Siffre's Nigger to Dean Atta's I am Nobody's Nigger 13. Voices from the Black Diaspora in Spain: On Transcultural Spaces and Afrospanish Identity Constructions in Poetry 14. Adapting Contested Histories: The Film Belle (2013) and its Politics of Representation 15. Returning the Colonial Gaze: The Black Female Body in Angele Etoundi Essamba's Photography 16. The Afropean Gaze: Through a Decolonial Lens Part 3: Decolonial Academic Practice 17. "Why Isn't My Professor Black?" A Roundtable 18. Structures of Dis/Empowerment: My Year as the UK's First Black and Ethnic Minorities Student Officer 19. On the (Im)possibility of Black Queer British Studies 20. Negotiating Afroeuropean Literary Borders: The Inclusion of African Spanish and African British Literatures in Spanish Universities 21. Beyond Emergent: Creating, Debating and Implementing African European Studies

About the Editors

Felipe Espinoza Garrido is a Lecturer in English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at the University of Münster, Germany.

Caroline Koegler is an Assistant Professor at the University of Münster, Germany.

Deborah Nyangulu is a lecturer in Postcolonial Studies at the University of Münster,Germany.

Mark U. Stein is the Chair of English, Postcolonial and Media Studies at University of Münster, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

Routledge  Studies  on  African  and  Black  Diaspora is  designed  as  a  forum  that confronts established  academic  boundaries  in  the  study  of  social,  cultural  and political history of people  of  African  descent  while  at  the  same  time  exploring  the  contours  of  knowledge production and  understanding about Africa and its diaspora through rigorous and critical scrutiny.

The series marks a critical development in publishing theoretically and historically significant works   on   the   lived   experiences   of   people   of   African   descent   in   all  parts  of  the world. The  series publishes original works of the highest    quality   from  across  the broad  disciplinary  fields  of  social  sciences  and  humanities  with  a  strong  emphasis  on theoretically informed  and  empirically  grounded  texts.  Focus  issues  include  the centrality of power  and resistance, knowledge production, gendered cartographies, memory, race, class and  other aspects of social identity   in exploring   different dimensions (cultural, geographic, political, social and psychological)  through which people  of  the  African  descent have  moved in  the context  of globalized and transnational spaces.

The editors welcome book proposals as well as manuscripts that address issues related to  African and Black  Diaspora. Single authored manuscripts as well as thematically coherent  edited  volumes will  be considered.  Inquiries should be directed to the Series Editors or the Routledge editor:

Fassil Demissie,
DePaul University, (fdemissi@depaul.edu)

Sandra Jackson,
DePaul University (sjackson@depaul.edu)

Leanne Hinves

Routledge Books (Leanne.hinves@tandf.co.uk)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)