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Afro-Nordic Landscapes : Equality and Race in Northern Europe.

Author: Michael McEachrane
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies on African and Black diaspora.
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Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Equality and Race in Northern Europe challenges a view of Nordic societies as homogenously white, and as human rights champions that are so progressive that even the concept of race is deemed irrelevant to their societies. The book places African Diasporas, race and legacies of imperialism squarely in a Nordic context. How has a nation as peripheral as Iceland been shaped by an identity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McEachrane, Michael.
Afro-Nordic Landscapes : Equality and Race in Northern Europe.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McEachrane
ISBN: 9781317685258 1317685253
OCLC Number: 881415776
Description: 1 online resource (541 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I.; II.; III.; Notes; Bibliography; Part I: The Nation; 1. Imagining Blackness at the Margins: Race and Difference in Iceland; Africa in Iceland Prior to the 19th Century; Creating a Racial Community in Iceland; Racial Meanings in Contemporary Iceland; Notes; Bibliography; 2. Queendom: On Being Black, Feminist Norwegian Women; 'Race' and Racism in Norway; A Feminist Queendom: "We are all Women that Work for Women to be Better Women." An Anti-Racist Queendom: "You Delete us from our Own History of Being Here: Don't do That!"The Differences that Make us: Concluding Remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 3. The Midnight Sun Never Sets: An Email Conversation About Jazz, Race and National Identity in Denmark, Norway and Sweden; The Early Reception; From Demonized to Assimilated; WWII; The Harlem Kiddies; The Golden Years of Swedish Jazz; The Jazz Capitol; Race in "the Cop"; Tchicai; Jazz as High Art; A Nordic Tone?; Mazur; Part II: Racism; 4. There's a White Elephant in the Room: Equality and Race in (Northern) Europe; Dignity First. Humanism or Pseudo-Humanism?The Politics of Race Blindness; White Supremacy; Embodying Equality; Notes; Bibliography; 5. Racism Is No Joke: A Swedish Minister and a Hottentot Venus Cake-An Email Conversation; Dissenting Voices; Representing the State; Whose Freedom?; Empowering African Women; Afromantics; A Nation of Anti-Racists; Black Skull Consciousness?; Politicizing Black Swedish Subjectivity; 6. Searching for Words: Becoming Mixed Race, Black and Swedish; A Swedish Context; Mixed how?; Becoming a Nomadic Subject; Notes; Bibliography. 7. Bertrand Besigye's Civilization Critique: An Aesthetics of Blackness in NorwayAgainst Racism; Against an Alienating Norwegianness; An-Other Vision; Notes; 8. Two Poems by Bertrand Besigye; How a Black African Orders Black Coffee; You Can't Keep a Good Man Down. Or Black Hail Over all of West Side; Part III: Diaspora; 9. Talking Back: Voices from the African Diaspora in Finland; "Black" in Finland; Finns' Knowledge of Africans; Memoirs of the Only Black Finn; African Students in Finland; Discourses of Immigration; Talking Back to Exclusive Finnishness; Notes; Bibliography. 10. Den Sorte: Nella Larsen and DenmarkIn Search of Nella Larsen-In Denmark; "We Don't Think of these Things Here": Race and Colonialism in Quicksand's Copenhagen; Frøkken Crane Goes to Nørrebronx: "New Danes" and "Danish Values" in the Twenty-First Century; Notes; 11. A Horn of Africa in Northern Europe-An Email Conversation; Speaking of Racism; Discrimination in Context; Black in the Horn; Politicizing Race; Speaking of Integration; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies on African and Black diaspora.

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Afro-Nordic Landscapes: Equality and Race in Northern Europe challenges a view of Nordic societies as homogenously white, and as human rights champions that are so progressive that even the concept of race is deemed irrelevant to their societies. The book places African Diasporas, race and legacies of imperialism squarely in a Nordic context. How has a nation as peripheral as Iceland been shaped by an identity of being white? How do Black Norwegians challenge racially conscribed views of Norwegian nationhood? What does the history of jazz in Denmark say about the relation between i.

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