Black France / France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness

By: Keaton, Trica Danielle

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In "Black France / France Noire," scholars, activists, and novelists from France and the United States address the untenable paradox at the heart of French society. France's constitutional and legal discourses do not recognize race as a meaningful category. Yet the lived realities of race and racism are ever-present in the nation's supposedly race-blind society. The vaunted universalist principles of the French Republic are far from realized. Any claim of color-blindness is belied by experiences of anti-black racism, which render blackness a real and consequential historical, social, and political formation. Contributors to this collection of essays demonstrate that blackness in France is less an identity than a response to and rejection of anti-black racism. "Black France / France Noire "is a distinctive and important contribution to the increasingly public debates on diversity, race, racialization, and multicultural intolerance in French society and beyond.
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Contributors. "Remy Bazenguissa-Ganga, Allison Blakely, Jennifer Anne Boittin, Marcus Bruce, Fred Constant, Mamadou Diouf, Arlette Frund, Michel Giraud, Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Trica Danielle Keaton, Jake Lamar, Patrick Lozes, Alain Mabanckou, Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Tyler Stovall, Christiane Taubira, Dominic Thomas, Gary Wilder

Title: Black France / France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness

Author Name: Keaton, Trica Danielle

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Duke University Press Books:

ISBN Number: 0822352478

ISBN Number 13: 9780822352471

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0822352478Z2

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