The Fire Now

Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence
ZED BOOKS (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 15. November 2018
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  • 304 Seiten
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978-1-78699-382-3 (ISBN)

Not so long ago, many spoke of a 'post-racial' era, claiming that advances made by people of colour showed that racial divisions were becoming a thing of the past. But the hollowness of such claims has been exposed by the rise of Trump and Brexit, both of which have revealed deep seated white resentment, and have been attended by a resurgence in hate crime and overt racial hatred on both sides of the Atlantic.

At a time when progress towards equality is not only stalling, but being actively reversed, how should anti-racist scholars respond? This collection carries on James Baldwin's legacy of bearing witness to racial violence in its many forms. Its authors address how we got to this particular moment, arguing that it can only be truly understood by placing it within the wider historical and structural contexts that normalise racism and white supremacy. Its chapters engage with a wide range of contemporary issues and debates, from the whiteness of the recent women's marches, to anti-racist education, to the question of Black resistance and intersectionality. Mapping out the problems we face, and the solutions we need, the book considers how anti-racist scholarship and activism can overcome the setbacks posed by the resurgence of white supremacy.

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Remi Joseph-Salisbury is a senior lecturer at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University. He is a founding member of the Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN), and a Trustee for the Racial Justice Network. A committed activist, his writing has appeared in the Independent and the Voice.

Azeezat Johnson is a lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London. She completed her PhD at University of Sheffield on the clothing practices of Black Muslim women in Britain. Her research interests are focused on critical race studies, Black feminism, Muslim women and Islamophobia.

Beth Kamunge is an African black-feminist and doctoral researcher in food politics, at the University of Sheffield's department of Geography.

  • Foreword: The Heat and the Burdens of the Day - Christina Sharpe
  • Changing our Fate in The Fire Now - Beth Kamunge, Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Azeezat Johnson
  • Part I: Transforming Academia
    • 1. I Am Not a Writer - Muna Abdi
    • 2. An Academic Witness: White Supremacy within and beyond Academia - Azeezat Johnson
    • 3. Understanding Racism within the Academy: The Persistence of Racism within Higher Education - Jason Arday
    • 4. Black Study - Derrais Carter
    • 5. Confronting My Duty as an Academic: We Should All Be Activists - Remi Joseph-Salisbury
  • Part II: Intersectional Identities, Intersectional Struggles
    • 6. Majority Monitoring - Sai Murray
    • 7. Crippin' Blackness: Narratives of Disabled People of Colour from Slavery to Trump - Viji Kuppan
    • 8. Intersectionality before the Courts: The Face Veil Cases - Amal Ali
    • 9. Colour-Blind Racism and the 2017 Women's March: White Feminism, Activism, and Lessons for the Left - Adrienne Milner and Adekonyinsola Aromolaran
    • 10. 'The Climate Crisis is a Racist Crisis': Structural Racism, Inequality and Climate Change - Leon Sealey-Huggins
  • Part III: Lessons from History, Connections Across Spaces
    • 11. Beware the Northern Fox: Keeping A Focus on Systematic Racism Post Trump and Brexit - Kehinde Andrews
    • 12. This Ain't Nothing New: Contextualising Black Responses to Trump's America - Layla Brown-Vincent
    • 13. Understanding the Present through the Past: Struggles against Racism - Moussa Traoré
    • 14. Fighting for Survival: Lessons from the Pan African Resistance - Tony Talburt
    • 15. Could It Happen Here? Canada's Multicultural Oasis and Global Right Wing Drift - Sam Tecle and Carl James
    • 16. Domesticating Trump - Keguro Macharia
  • Part IV: Understanding and Reframing Oppression
    • 17. Writing in the Fire Now: Beth Dialogues with Wambui and Osop - Beth Kamunge, Wambui Mwangi and Osop Abdi Ali
    • 18. Movements Through Trauma: How to See Ourselves - Maryam Jameela
    • 19. Fundamental British Values: Moving Towards Anti-Racist And Multicultural Education? - Sadia Habib
    • 20. Teaching White Innocence in An Anti-Black Social Order: British Values and the Psychic Life of Coloniality - China Mills
    • 21. 'Be Exactly Who You Are': Black Feminism in Volatile Political Realities - Kadian Pow
    • 22. Laughter and the Politics of Place-Making - Patricia Noxolo
    • 23. Demanding the Impossible: Responding to The Fire Now - Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Azeezat Johnson and Beth Kamunge
  • Afterword - George Yancy

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