Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora

Travelling Blackness, 1st Edition

By Manoucheka Celeste


158 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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Winner of the National Communication Association's 2018 Diamond Anniversary Book Award

With the exception of slave narratives, there are few stories of black international migration in U.S. news and popular culture. This book is interested in stratified immigrant experiences, diverse black experiences, and the intersection of black and immigrant identities. Citizenship as it is commonly understood today in the public sphere is a legal issue, yet scholars have done much to move beyond this popular view and situate citizenship in the context of economic, social, and political positioning. The book shows that citizenship in all of its forms is often rhetorically, representationally, and legally negated by blackness and considers the ways that blackness, and representations of blackness, impact one’s ability to travel across national and social borders and become a citizen. This book is a story of citizenship and the ways that race, gender, and class shape national belonging, with Haiti, Cuba, and the United States as the primary sites of examination.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Framing Cubans and Haitians in The New York Times: Enduring Imprints of Political History 2. Communists and Immigrants: Images of Cubans and Haitians 3. Negotiating Media Representations and Cultural Icons: Audience and Group-Identity 4. A Love Story: Media and an (New) Exceptional Haitian-American Political Subject Conclusion

About the Author

Manoucheka Celeste is Assistant Professor of Women's & Gender and African American Studies at the University of Florida, USA

About the Series

Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

Today, media consumption, production and circulation are more globally connected at the interpersonal, organizational, and geopolitical level than ever before. Greater numbers of media forms exist, representing a notable diversity in form and function, use, and reception. Yesterday’s passive media consumers are increasingly more active media producers.

These transformations in media are significant, and become all the more provocative and important when recognizing that race is shaped in and through media. This series publishes scholarship at the cutting edge of race and media with an aim not only to reflect current research, but to reshape and define future research at their intersection. Books in the series work to develop a greater understanding of how the mediated experiences of racialized beings will continue to transform human experience and relations in every aspect of daily life.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)