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"Antiracism Inc. traces the ways people along the political spectrum appropriate, incorporate, and neutralize antiracist discourses to perpetuate injustice. It also examines the ways organizers continue to struggle for racial justice in the context of such appropriations. Antiracism Inc. reveals how antiracist claims can be used to propagate racism, and what we can do about it. While related to colorblind, multicultural, and diversity discourses, the appropriation of antiracist rhetoric as a strategy for advancing neoliberal and neoconservative agendas is a unique phenomenon that requires careful interrogation and analysis. Those who co-opt antiracist language and practice do not necessarily deny racial difference, biases, or inequalities. Instead, by performing themselves conservatively as non-racists or liberally as ‘authentic’ antiracists, they purport to be aligned with racial justice even while advancing the logics and practices of systemic racism. Antiracism Inc. therefore considers new ways of struggling toward racial justice in a world that constantly steals and misuses radical ideas and practices. The collection focuses on people and methods that do not seek inclusion in the hierarchical order of gendered racial capitalism. Rather, the collection focuses on aggrieved peoples who have always had to negotiate state violence and cultural erasure, but who work to build the worlds they envision. These collectivities seek to transform social structures and establish a new social warrant guided by what W.E.B. Du Bois called “abolition democracy,” a way of being and thinking that privileges people, mutual interdependence, and ecological harmony over individualist self-aggrandizement and profits. These aggrieved collectivities reshape social relations away from the violence and alienation inherent to gendered racial capitalism, and towards the well-being of the commons. Antiracism Inc. articulates methodologies that strive toward freedom dreams without imposing monolithic or authoritative definitions of resistance. Because power seeks to neutralize revolutionary action through incorporation as much as elimination, these freedom dreams, as well as the language used to articulate them, are constantly transformed through the critical and creative interventions stemming from the active engagement in liberation struggles."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction, Part I: Antiracism Incorporated
  2. Felice Blake and Paula Ioanide
  3. pp. 17-40
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  1. Introduction, Part II: Poetic Knowledge: On Why Art Matters to Antiracism Inc.
  2. Alison Reed
  3. pp. 41-52
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  1. Part I — Working Politics
  1. 1. graffiti hanging gently in an art museum
  2. Daniel Hershel Silber-Baker
  3. pp. 55-56
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  1. 2. A Wider Type of Freedom
  2. Daniel Martinez HoSang
  3. pp. 57-80
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  1. 3. Trump 2016
  2. Jari Bradley
  3. pp. 81-82
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  1. 4. Defensive Appropriations
  2. Paula Ioanide
  3. pp. 83-108
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  1. 5. the white supremacy waiting game
  2. Daniel Hershel Silber-Baker
  3. pp. 109-110
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  1. 6. Antiracism Works: Interview with Diana Zuñiga
  2. Felice Blake
  3. pp. 111-122
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  1. Part II — Educational Strategies
  1. 7. The Good One
  2. Dahlak Brathwaite
  3. pp. 125-128
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  1. 8. Gentrifying Disciplines: The Institutional Management of Trauma and Creative Dissent
  2. Alison Reed
  3. pp. 129-158
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  1. 9. After My Uncle Elbowed a Soldier in the Face on the Beach of Pulau Bidong
  2. Sophia Terazawa
  3. pp. 159-160
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  1. 10. Wicked Problems and Intersectionality Telephone
  2. Barbara Tomlinson
  3. pp. 161-188
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  1. Part III — Cultural Productions
  1. 11. Pleasure as an Imperative (for Black Femmes) in 5 Acts
  2. Ebony P. Donnle
  3. pp. 191-198
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  1. 12. How Does Cultural Criticism “Work” in the Age of Antiracist Incorporation
  2. Felice Blake
  3. pp. 199-228
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  1. 13. If a tree falls in the forest…
  2. Daniel Hershel Silber-Baker
  3. pp. 229-230
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  1. 14. Nahenahe: The Sound of Kanaka Maoli Refusal
  2. Kevin Fellezs
  3. pp. 231-254
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  1. 15. Gangland Wonderama
  2. YDS
  3. pp. 255-262
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  1. Part IV — Racial Justice Praxis
  1. 16. This Is Just to Say
  2. Dubian Ade
  3. pp. 265-272
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  1. 17. The Logic of “Illogical” Opposition: Tools and Tactics for Tough Times
  2. George Lipsitz
  3. pp. 273-294
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  1. 18. Akira
  2. Colin Masashi Ehara
  3. pp. 295-298
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  1. 19. Provisional Strategies for Decolonizing Consciousness
  2. Phia S. Salter and Glenn Adams
  3. pp. 299-324
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  1. 20. November 5, 2016
  2. Corinne Contreras
  3. pp. 325-326
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  1. 21. Our City, Our Solutions: Interview with Gaby Hernandez and Marissa Garcia of PODER
  2. Alison Reed
  3. pp. 327-346
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  1. 22. Contested Language of Freedom
  2. Daniel Hershel Silber-Baker
  3. pp. 347-348
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  1. Selective Bibliography
  2. pp. 349-368
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 369-382
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781950192236
MARC Record
OCLC
1111335553
Pages
382
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-04
Open Access
Yes
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