Special Issue "Global Antiracism"

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787). This special issue belongs to the section "Transdisciplinary Humanities".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 244

Special Issue Editors

School of Arts and Sciences, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, TX 77004, USA
Interests: applied ethics; experimental literature; classic American philosophy; music theory; philosophy of language; literary and cultural theory; publishing history; book culture; higher education
Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature and Director of Indigeneity, Race, and Ethnicity Studies, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
Interests: Critical Black Studies; The Posthuman; The Palestinian Question; Psychoanalysis; interdisciplinary approaches to philosophy and literature; experimental fiction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome contributions to this Special Issue of Humanities on global antiracism that examine the global reach and currency of anti-racist discourses. What does it mean to conceptualize race/racism on a global scale? What are the political dynamics presupposed in pursuing an anti-racist agenda? If racial supremacy is the problem, who is the enemy (white supremacy, sovereign settlers, anti-Blacks, antisemites, Islamophobes, among many others)? Who defines race and racial violence? To what extent are anti-racist projects necessarily and irremediably entangled with the forces of global capitalism and settler–colonial logic? In what ways does racism exceed these forces? Does a global perspective on anti-racism open new ways to transform the social coordinates of our racial existence and foster cross-racial solidarities? Conversely, does such an approach risk diluting the specificities of a given, local anti-racist struggle? In summary, what does thinking anti-racism globally open up or foreclose? Topics of interest include Black Lives Matter, anti-blackness and the afterlife of slavery, critical race theory, afropessimism, racial capitalism, solidarity movements, settler colonialism, indigeneity, decoloniality, antisemitism, Islamophobia, the Global South, and political economy/libidinal economy.

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Di Leo
Prof. Dr. Zahi Zalloua
Guest Editors

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  • Black Lives Matter
  • anti-blackness
  • critical race theory
  • afropessimism
  • racial capitalism
  • solidarity movements
  • settler colonialism
  • indigeneity
  • decoloniality
  • antisemitism
  • Islamophobia
  • Global South
  • political economy
  • libidinal economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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