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 Dublinas emergent African immigrant community, White shows how the communityas 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 eventsathe deportations of Nigerians from Dublin, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the uprisings in the Paris suburbsaWhite reveals a shared quest for social progress in the face of stark retrogressive conditions.... the presumption that a building alone can signify the alast symbol of the riots of 2005a again privileges the structural dimensions of an ethnic and racial problem. Quite certainly, a new building on the Renault Garage siteaeven one that is setanbsp;...
|Title||:||Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora|
|Author||:||Elisa Joy White|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 2012-06-11|