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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:
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.
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
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.
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