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Blackening Europe/Europeanising Blackness: Theorising the Black Presence in Europe


Tina Campt, Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003), 256 pp., $22.95 (pb), ISBN 0472113607.

Paul Gilroy, Postcolonial Melancholia (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005), 192 pp., $24.50 (pb), ISBN 0231134541.

Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003), 397 pp., $24.95 (pb), ISBN 0674011031.

Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Blackening Europe. The Afro-American Presence (London and New York: Routledge, 2004), 314 pp., £18.99 (pb), ISBN 0-415-94399X.

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Michelle Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in political theory in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research deals with theories of identity, identity politics, social movements and democratic political theory. Currently supported by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, she is completing her dissertation, tentatively entitled ‘Harlem Renaissance Men: W. E. B. De Bois, Alain Locke and the Emergence of Identity in American Political Thought’.
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Contemporary European History
  • ISSN: 0960-7773
  • EISSN: 1469-2171
  • URL: /core/journals/contemporary-european-history
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