African a Queer Presence

African a  Queer Presence

The notion of queerness presented in this book takes the view that the process of conceptualizing selves “out-of-order” is fundamentally anti-dialectical, negotiated, political and spiritual.

Author: S.N. Nyeck

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3319612247

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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To achieve something by way of negation is not just to state a difference. It is to impose a certain kind of violence and domination on things so ordered around for the sake of epistemic, religious, or political expediency also. The notion of queerness presented in this book takes the view that the process of conceptualizing selves “out-of-order” is fundamentally anti-dialectical, negotiated, political and spiritual. Queerness negation manifested as a form of colonial and postcolonial epistemic and political violence defines reality as the clash of ideal and non-ideal categories. The demand to achieve something by way of negation that dialectics imposes on itself is costly because it treats negation as inevitable. From an anti-dialectical standpoint, analyses of the films Proteus and Karmen Geï deal with the processes of freeing queer selves from colonial and postcolonial negation. The book reflects on the conditions and possibilities of queerness affirmation as an ethics of presence grounded in the politics of negotiation following the proposition of nego-feminism and the practical humanism of Senghor to offer an ethical and embodied vision of an ecological depth of feeling and will as foundational to relational possibilities within the African(a) world.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Pan Africanism

Routledge Handbook of Pan Africanism

For further discussion of Pan-African queer/LGBTQIA+ theory, as well as Pan-African sexual politics and erotics, ... 2019); S.N. Nyeck, African Queer Dialectics and Politics: Simulation and Simulacra (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ...

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429670626

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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The Routledge Handbook of Pan-Africanism provides an international, intersectional, and interdisciplinary overview of, and approach to, Pan-Africanism, making an invaluable contribution to the ongoing evolution of Pan-Africanism and demonstrating its continued significance in the 21st century. The handbook features expert introductions to, and critical explorations of, the most important historic and current subjects, theories, and controversies of Pan-Africanism and the evolution of black internationalism. Pan-Africanism is explored and critically engaged from different disciplinary points of view, emphasizing the multiplicity of perspectives and foregrounding an intersectional approach. The contributors provide erudite discussions of black internationalism, black feminism, African feminism, and queer Pan-Africanism alongside surveys of black nationalism, black consciousness, and Caribbean Pan-Africanism. Chapters on neo-colonialism, decolonization, and Africanization give way to chapters on African social movements, the African Union, and the African Renaissance. Pan-African aesthetics are probed via literature and music, illustrating the black internationalist impulse in myriad continental and diasporan artists’ work. Including 36 chapters by acclaimed established and emerging scholars, the handbook is organized into seven parts, each centered around a comprehensive theme: Intellectual origins, historical evolution, and radical politics of Pan-Africanism Pan-Africanist theories Pan-Africanism in the African diaspora Pan-Africanism in Africa Literary Pan-Africanism Musical Pan-Africanism The contemporary and continued relevance of Pan-Africanism in the 21st century The Routledge Handbook of Pan-Africanism is an indispensable source for scholars and students with research interests in continental and diasporan African history, sociology, politics, economics, and aesthetics. It will also be a very valuable resource for those working in interdisciplinary fields, such as African studies, African American studies, Caribbean studies, decolonial studies, postcolonial studies, women and gender studies, and queer studies.
Categories: Social Science

Black Consciousness in South Africa

Black Consciousness in South Africa

Black Consciousness in South Africa provides a new perspective on black politics in South Africa.

Author: Robert Fatton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 088706129X

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Black Consciousness in South Africa provides a new perspective on black politics in South Africa. It demonstrates and assesses critically the radical character and aspirations of African resistance to white minority rule. Robert Fatton analyzes the development and radicalization of South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement from its inception in the late 1960s to its banning in 1977. He rejects the widely accepted interpretation of the Black Consciousness Movement as an exclusively cultural and racial expression of African resistance to racism. Instead Fatton argues that over the course of its existence, the Movement developed a revolutionary ideology capable of challenging the cultural and political hegemony of apartheid. The Black Consciousness Movement came to be a synthesis of class awareness and black cultural assertiveness. It represented the ethico-political weapon of an oppressed class struggling to reaffirm its humanity through active participation in the demise of a racist and capitalist system.
Categories: Social Science

Du Bois s Dialectics

Du Bois s Dialectics

With chapters that undertake ideological critiques of education, religion, the politics of reparations, and the problematics of black radical politics in contemporary culture and society, Du Bois's Dialectics employs Du Bois as its critical ...

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739119570

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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With chapters that undertake ideological critiques of education, religion, the politics of reparations, and the problematics of black radical politics in contemporary culture and society, Du Bois's Dialectics employs Du Bois as its critical theoretical point of departure and demonstrates his (and Africana Studies') contributions to, as well as contemporary critical theory's connections to, critical pedagogy, sociology of religion, and reparations theory. Rabaka offers the first critical theoretical treatment of the W. E. B. Du Bois-Booker T. Washington debate, which lucidly highlights Du Bois's transition from a bourgeois black liberal to a black radical and revolutionary democratic socialist.
Categories: Social Science

Du Bois s Dialectics

Du Bois s Dialectics

Black Radical Politics and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory Reiland Rabaka. —. (1979b). “Marxism and Teaching.” New Political Science 2/3, 31—36. —. (1979c). “Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture.” Social Text 1, 130—48.

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739130995

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Du Bois's Dialectics is doubly distinguished from other books on Du Bois because it is the first extended exploration of Du Bois's contributions to new critical theory and the first book-length treatment of his contributions to contemporary black radical politics and the developing discipline of Africana Studies. With chapters that undertake ideological critiques of education, religion, the politics of reparations, and the problematics of black radical politics in contemporary culture and society, Du Bois's Dialectics employs Du Bois as its critical theoretical point of departure and demonstrates his (and Africana Studies') contributions to, as well as contemporary critical theory's connections to, critical pedagogy, sociology of religion, and reparations theory. Rabaka offers the first critical theoretical treatment of the W. E. B. Du Bois_Booker T. Washington debate, which lucidly highlights Du Bois's transition from a bourgeois black liberal to a black radical and revolutionary democratic socialist. This book is primarily directed at scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students working in and associated with Africana Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Dialectics of Oppression in Zaire

The Dialectics of Oppression in Zaire

" --African Studies Review Focusing on what the Zairian state is and does, Schatzberg examines how scarcity and insecurity have become twin motors of a dialectic of oppression, resulting in coercion, corruption, exploitation, and fear.

Author: Michael G. Schatzberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253317037

Category: History

Page: 193

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"... a truly authoritative source." --Foreign Affairs "... a valuable book for policy makers, multinational corporations, international organizations, and scholars who are interested in state formation in post-colonial Africa." --African Studies Review Focusing on what the Zairian state is and does, Schatzberg examines how scarcity and insecurity have become twin motors of a dialectic of oppression, resulting in coercion, corruption, exploitation, and fear.
Categories: History

Black Queer Studies

Black Queer Studies

CATHY J. COHEN is a professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Race at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Boundaries of Blackness: aids and the Breakdown of Black Politics (1999) and ...

Author: E. Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822387220

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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While over the past decade a number of scholars have done significant work on questions of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identities, this volume is the first to collect this groundbreaking work and make black queer studies visible as a developing field of study in the United States. Bringing together essays by established and emergent scholars, this collection assesses the strengths and weaknesses of prior work on race and sexuality and highlights the theoretical and political issues at stake in the nascent field of black queer studies. Including work by scholars based in English, film studies, black studies, sociology, history, political science, legal studies, cultural studies, and performance studies, the volume showcases the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the black queer studies project. The contributors consider representations of the black queer body, black queer literature, the pedagogical implications of black queer studies, and the ways that gender and sexuality have been glossed over in black studies and race and class marginalized in queer studies. Whether exploring the closet as a racially loaded metaphor, arguing for the inclusion of diaspora studies in black queer studies, considering how the black lesbian voice that was so expressive in the 1970s and 1980s is all but inaudible today, or investigating how the social sciences have solidified racial and sexual exclusionary practices, these insightful essays signal an important and necessary expansion of queer studies. Contributors. Bryant K. Alexander, Devon Carbado, Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Keith Clark, Cathy Cohen, Roderick A. Ferguson, Jewelle Gomez, Phillip Brian Harper, Mae G. Henderson, Sharon P. Holland, E. Patrick Johnson, Kara Keeling, Dwight A. McBride, Charles I. Nero, Marlon B. Ross, Rinaldo Walcott, Maurice O. Wallace
Categories: Social Science

Black Queer Flesh

Black Queer Flesh

Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry. 19. Adorno and critical theorists use the term ... Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialectics (New York: Continuum, 1981), 53. 24. Judith Butler, Bodies That Matter: On the ...

Author: Alvin J. Henry

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452964447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity Black Queer Flesh reinterprets key African American novels from the Harlem Renaissance to Black Modernism to contemporary literature, showing how authors have imagined a new model of black queer selfhood. African American authors blame liberal humanism’s model of subjectivity for double consciousness and find that liberal humanism’s celebration of individual autonomy and agency is a way of disciplining Black queer lives. These authors thus reject subjectivity in search of a new mode of the self that Alvin J. Henry names “black queer flesh”—a model of selfhood that is collective, plural, fluctuating, and deeply connected to the black queer past. Henry begins with early twentieth-century authors such as Jessie Redmon Fauset and James Weldon Johnson. These authors adapted the Bildungsroman, the novel of self-formation, to show African Americans gaining freedom and agency by becoming a liberal, autonomous subjects. These authors, however, discovered that the promise of liberal autonomy held out by the Bildungsroman was yet another tool of antiblack racism. As a result, they tentatively experimented with repurposing the Bildungsroman to throw off subjectivity and its attendant double consciousness. In contrast, Nella Larsen, Henry shows, was the first author to fully reject subjectivity. In Quicksand and Passing, Larsen invented a new genre showing her queer characters—characters whose queerness already positioned them on the margins of subjectivity—escaping subjectivity altogether. Using Ralph Ellison’s archival drafts, Henry then powerfully rereads Invisible Man, revealing that the protagonist as a queer, disabled character taught by the novel’s many other queer, disabled characters to likewise seek a selfhood beyond subjectivity. Although Larsen and Ellison sketch glimpses of this selfhood beyond subjectivity, only Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments shows a protagonist fully inhabiting black queer flesh—a new mode of selfhood that is collective, plural, always evolving, and no longer alienated from the black past. Black Queer Flesh is an original and necessary contribution to black literary studies, offering new ways to understand and appreciate the canonical texts and far more.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Towards a Political Economy for Africa

Towards a Political Economy for Africa

The Dialectics of Dependence: This book presents an original and critical overview of Africa's diverse political economies which takes into account contemporary crises, current analyses, historical insights, and projected problems.

Author: Timothy M. Shaw

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312810431

Category: Africa

Page: 134

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Categories: Africa

South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Politics

South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Politics

Comaroff, J. L. and J. Comaroff (1997) Of Revelation and Revolution: The Dialectics of Modernity on a South African ... Croucher, S. (2002) 'South Africa's Democratization and the Politics of Gay Liberation', Journal of Southern African ...

Author: M. Mbali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137312167

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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South Africa has the world's largest number of people living with HIV. This book offers a history of AIDS activism in South Africa from its origins in gay and anti-apartheid activism to the formation and consolidation of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), including its central role in the global HIV treatment access movement.
Categories: Social Science