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Author White, Elisa Joy.
Title Modernity, freedom, and the African diaspora : Dublin, New Orleans, Paris / Elisa Joy White.
Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012.

Author White, Elisa Joy.
Series Blacks in the Diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Subject African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions.
African diaspora.
Blacks -- France -- Paris -- Social conditions.
Blacks -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Social conditions.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Race relations.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations.
Paris (France) -- Race relations.
Description 1 online resource (355 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
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.
ISBN 9780253001283 (electronic bk.)
0253001285 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40021084061
OCLC # 796384106
Additional Format Print version: White, Elisa Joy Joy. Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora : Dublin, New Orleans, Paris. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012 9780253001153

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