Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and 'Post-Racial' Resilience

Remi Joseph-Salisbury
Leeds Beckett University, UK


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787565326
Published:
06 Aug 2018
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
240 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Critical Mixed Race Studies
Whilst scholarship has increasingly moved to consider mixedness and the experiences of mixed-race people, there has been a notable lack of attention to the specific experiences of mixed-race men. This is despite growing recognition of the particular ways race and gender intersect. By centring the accounts of Black mixed-race men in the United Kingdom and United States, this book offers a timely intervention that extends the theoretical terrain of race and ethnicity scholarship and of studies of gender and masculinities.  

As it treads new and important ground, this book draws upon theories of performativity and hybridity in order to understand how Black mixed-race men constitute and reconstitute complex and multiplicitous identities. ‘Post-racial’ conditions mean that Black mixed-race men engage in such processes in a context where the significance of race and racism is rendered invisible and denied. By introducing the theoretical concept of ‘post-racial’ resilience, this study strives to capture and celebrate the contemporary, creative and innovative ways in which Black mixed-race men refuse the fragmentation and erasure of their identities. As it does so, the author offers a corrective to popular representations that have too readily pathologized Black mixed-race men. 

Focusing on the everyday through a discussion of Black mixed-race men’s racial symbolism, experiences of racial microaggressions, and interactions with peers, Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and Post-Racial Resilience offers an in-depth insight into a previously neglected area of scholarship.
Introduction 

Chapter 1. Multiplicitous Black Mixed-Race Men and ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience: Double-Consciousness, Hybridity and the Threat of Racial Mismatch  
Chapter 2. Constituting and Performing Black Mixed-Race Masculinities: Hybridizing the Exotic, the Black Monster, and the ‘Light-Skin Softie’ 
Chapter 3. Racial Symbolism and the Stylization of Identities: Dress, Speech, Hair and Music 
Chapter 4. Black Mixed-Race Men and PRR in the Face of Racial Microaggressions  
Chapter 5. Black Mixed-Race Men, Friendships, Peer Groups, and Black Regulatory Ideals 

Conclusion. A Critical (Mixed) Race Theory of ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience (PRR).
Remi Joseph-Salisbury is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Leeds Beckett University, UK. His broad interests lie primarily in studies of race, ethnicity, and (anti-)racism, and specifically in mixed-race identities. As well as an academic, Remi is an anti-racist activist involved in a number of community groups, most notably the Racial Justice Network.

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