Black in English: Race, Migration, and National Belonging in Postcolonial Italy
Building on the growing body of scholarship on comparative race and ethnicity, this article considers how immigrants of color and their descendants interpret, translate, and deploy politicized ethno-racial terms (Black, Latinx) to confront racism in contemporary Italy. Through the analysis of cultural texts, including interviews, speeches, and a novel, I argue that terms, ideologies, and racial processes have become both local and global as immigrants and new citizens build transnational networks of contestation from which to confront the violence of coloniality and exploitation that led them to migrate while asserting belonging in the nations in which they reside.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Center for Black Studies Research
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ISSN 2151-4712 (print)
ISSN 2372-0751 (online)