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ERIC Number: EJ1154327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Don't Call Me Black! Rhizomatic Analysis of Blackness, Immigration, and the Politics of Race Without Guarantees
Ibrahim, Awad
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v53 n5 p511-521 2017
What happens when the syntax of race meets immigrants whose bodies are assumed to be "Black" in North America but who either do not have the history or the conception of Blackness in North America or are not familiar with the North American Black-White dichotomy? Dealing with three empirical studies and a novel, in the present review essay, I answer this complex question by entering a rhizome and a cartography (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987) where race is a complicated, nuanced and ever-shifting/ed category; an identity politics without guarantees; whose outcome is so contingent and tentative that it is unpredictable (Hall, 1992). I will conclude with a sketch of a critical pedagogy that attempts to decolonize the unidimensional nature of Blackness as currently existing in North America.
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Language: English
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