Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

First, my gratitude and admiration to the artists and activists who inspired this study, for their dedication, vision, and perseverance. A particular thanks to Peggy Piesche, Beldan Sezen, Olumide Popoola, Jay Haime, Anne Krul, Sook Ahn, Marlon Reina, Barbara Endres, Donna Muller, Astrid Kusser, and Massimo Perinelli. ...

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Introduction: Theorizing Urban Minority Communities in Postnational Europe

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pp. xi-xlvi

In the summer of 2007, amidst continuing discussions of Islam, migration, “black schools,”1 and Dutch culture, media in the Netherlands presented their audience with what they deemed a brand new phenomenon: straattaal, or street slang, a new youth language spoken on the streets of cities across the country. ...

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1. “Stranger in My Own Country”: European Identities, Migration, and Diasporic Soundscapes

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pp. 1-42

Europe appears to be in a unique position in this post-cold war, post-9/11 world, both with regard to its internal reconstruction and to its potential role in current world politics. Seeming to have overcome the postwar state of crisis famously analyzed by Césaire in his Discourse on Colonialism, at a time when the “postnational,” ...

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2. Dimensions of Diaspora: Women of Color Feminism, Black Europe, and Queer Memory Discourses

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pp. 43-80

Chapter 1 pointed to diaspora as an alternative framework of identification for racialized Europeans by exploring dominant narrations of continental identity and minority youths’ challenges to them, in particular through hip-hop, via a focus on space. Chapter 2 further builds on this notion of diaspora and its application by activists of color. ...

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3. Secular Submissions: Muslim Europeans, Female Bodies, and Performative Politics

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pp. 81-120

The European ideology of racelessness creates a double bind for racialized populations: an internalist perspective claims European exceptionality by defining the continent’s identity as both entirely self-generated and self-contained, while a universalist narrative simultaneously presents the European condition as paradigmatically human ...

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4. “Because It Is Our Stepfatherland”: Queering European Public Spaces

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pp. 121-162

In October 2007, after a ten-year planning period and in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which had laid the foundation for the continental unification, the Museum of Europe opened its doors in Brussels, one of the institutional centers of the European Union. ...

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Conclusion: “An Infinite and Undefinable Movement”

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pp. 163-178

In October 2007, after a ten-year planning period and in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which had laid the foundation for the continental unification, the Museum of Europe opened its doors in Brussels, one of the institutional centers of the European Union. ...

Notes

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pp. 179-214

Bibliography

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pp. 215-242

Index

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pp. 243-254

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About the Author

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pp. 302-302

Fatima El-Tayeb is associate professor of literature and ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of Schwarze Deutsche: Rasse und nationale Identität, 1890–1933. ...