After #Ferguson, After #Baltimore: The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought

An issue of: South Atlantic Quarterly

After #Ferguson, After #Baltimore: The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought
Journal Issue Pages: 208 Volume 116, Number 3 Published: November 2017 An issue of South Atlantic Quarterly
Special Issue Editor(s): Barnor Hesse, Juliet Hooker
Drawing primarily on the US #blacklivesmatter movement, contributors to this issue come to terms with the crisis in the meaning of black politics during the post–civil rights era as evidenced in the unknown trajectories of black protests. The authors’ timely essays frame black protests and the implications of contemporary police killings of black people as symptomatic of a crisis in black politics within the white limits of liberal democracy.
 
Topics in this issue include the contemporary politics of black rage; the significance of the Ferguson and Baltimore black protests in circumventing formal electoral politics; the ways in which centering the dead black male body draws attention away from other daily forms of racial and gender violence that particularly affect black women; the problem of white nationalisms motivated by a sense of white grievance; the international and decolonial dimensions of black politics; and the relation between white sovereignty and black life politics.
 
Contributors:Barnor Hesse, Juliet Hooker, Minkah Makalani, John Márquez, Junaid Rana, Deborah Thompson, Shatema Threadcraft
 

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