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Author White, Elisa Joy.

Title Modernity, freedom, and the African diaspora [electronic resource] : Dublin, New Orleans, Paris / Elisa Joy White.

Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (355 pages).
Series Blacks in the Diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Elisa Joy White investigates the contemporary African Diaspora communities in Dublin, New Orleans, and Paris and their role in the interrogation of modernity and social progress. Beginning with an examination of Dublin's emergent African immigrant community, White shows how the community's negotiation of racism, immigration status, and xenophobia exemplifies the ways in which idealist representations of global societies are contradicted by the prevalence of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflicts within them. Through the consideration of three contemporaneous events-the deportations of Nigerian.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. The African Diaspora in Dublin; 1. Decolonization, Racism, and the Retro- Global Society; 2. Status, Numbers, and the "Retro" Revealed; 3. Media Representation and Black Presence; 4. Racism, Immigrant Status, and Black Life; 5. A Community in the Making; Part II. The Glitches of Modernity; 6. Dublin: The Olukunle Elukanlo Case; 7. New Orleans: Race Meets Antediluvian Modernity; 8. Paris: The Liberating Quality of Race; 9. Conclusion: Toward a Modern Future; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M.
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Subject African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions.
African diaspora.
Black people -- France -- Paris -- Social conditions.
Black people -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Social conditions.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Race relations.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations.
Paris (France) -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: White, Elisa Joy Joy. Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora : Dublin, New Orleans, Paris. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2012 9780253001153
ISBN 9780253001283 (electronic bk.)
0253001285 (electronic bk.)