Mixed Race Amnesia : Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality
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Yayıncı Washington University Press ( 04 / 2015 ) ISBN 9780774827737 | 14,99x22,61x1,78 cm. | İngilizce | 288 Sayfa | Türler Genel Sosyoloji
Racially mixed people in the global north are often portrayed as the embodiment of an optimistic, post-racial future. In Mixed Race Amnesia, Minelle Mahtani makes the case that this romanticized view of multiraciality governs both public perceptions and personal accounts of the mixed-race experience. Drawing on a series of interviews with mixed-race women, she explores how, in order to adopt the view that being mixed race is progressive, a strategic forgetting takes place – one that obliterates complex diasporic histories. She argues that a new anti-colonial approach to multiraciality is needed, one that emphasizes how colonialism shapes the experiences of mixed-race people today.