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Black Europe and the African Diaspora

Multifaceted analyses of the African diaspora in Europe

The presence of Blacks in a number of European societies has drawn increasing interest from scholars, policymakers, and the general public. This interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary collection penetrates the multifaceted Black presence in Europe, and, in so doing, complicates the notions of race, belonging, desire, and identities assumed and presumed in revealing portraits of Black experiences in a European context. In focusing on contemporary intellectual currents and themes, the contributors theorize and re-imagine a range of historical and contemporary issues related to the broader questions of blackness, diaspora, hegemony, transnationalism, and "Black Europe" itself as lived and perceived realities.

Contributors are Allison Blakely, Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Tina Campt, Fred Constant, Alessandra Di Maio, Philomena Essed, Terri Francis, Barnor Hesse, Darlene Clark Hine, Dienke Hondius, Eileen Julien, Trica Danielle Keaton, Kwame Nimako, Tiffany Ruby Patterson, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Stephen Small, Tyler Stovall, Alexander G. Weheliye, Gloria Wekker, and Michelle M. Wright.

"Thought-providing. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

"An elegant, imaginative, and penetrating intervention in the ethnographies and theories of race and community in the African diaspora. A masterful contribution to the growing field of Black European studies and to diaspora studies."--Mamadou Diouf, coeditor of New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity

"Enormously stimulating, this volume is essential reading for those interested in exploring the evolving story of the Black presence worldwide."--David Barry Gaspar, coeditor of Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas

Darlene Clark Hine is Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University. Trica Danielle Keaton is an Associate Professor in African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. Stephen Small is an Associate Professor in African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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