Black Immigrants in North America

Essays on Race, Immigration, Identity, Language, Hip-Hop, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Becoming Black

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The first wave of Black immigrants arrived in North America during the 1960s and 1970s, coming originally from the Caribbean. An opportunity was missed, however, in documenting their everyday experience from a social science perspective: what did it mean for a Barbadian or a Jamaican to live in Toronto or New York? Were they Jamaicans or did they go with the descriptor ‘Black’? What relationship did they have with African Canadians or African Americans? Black Immigrants in North America answers these and other questions while documenting the second wave of Black immigration to North America, which started in the early 1990s. Theoretically and empirically grounded, the book is a documentation of the process of becoming Black – a radical identity transformation where a continental African is marked by Blackness. This, in turn, leads to a deeper understanding of what it means to encounter that social imaginary of, ‘Oh, they all look like Blacks to me!’ This encounter impacts what one learns and how one learns it, where learning English as a Second Language (ESL) is sidestepped in favor of Black English as a Second Language (BESL). Learning becomes a political and a pedagogical project of cultural, linguistic and identity investment and desire.

Perfect for courses such as: Black Immigrants, Race Complexity, Critical Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Graduate Course on Educational Foundations and Curriculum

Immigrating While Black: An Introduction

1. One is not born Black: Becoming and the phenomenon(ology) of race

2. The (un)naturalization of Blackness: A rhizomatic analysis of Blackness

3. Body without organs: Notes on Deleuze & Guattari, critical race theory and the socius of anti-racism

4. The question of the question is the foreigner: Towards an economy of hospitality

5. Becoming Black: Rap and Hip-Hop, race, gender, identity, and the politics of ESL learning

6. Intersecting language, immigration, and the politics of becoming Black: Journaling a Black immigrant displacement

7. The new flâneur: Subaltern cultural studies, African youth in Canada, and the semiology of in-betweenness

8. Don’t call me Black! Rhizomatic analysis of Blackness, immigration, and the politics of race without guarantees

9. When neoliberalism meets race, post-colonial displacement and immigration, it creates Americanah: A teacher education complicated conversation

10. Operating under erasure: Hip-Hop and the pedagogy of affect

11. Research as an act of love: Ethics, émigrés, and the praxis of becoming human

12. Wide-awakeness: Toward a critical pedagogy of imagination, humanism and becoming

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14 de noviembre
Myers Education Press
Stylus Publishing, LLC

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