Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production

Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the United States and Brazil

Editors: Mitchell-Walthour, G., Hordge-Freeman, E. (Eds.)

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In this co-edited volume, Gladys L. Mitchell-Walthour and Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman have invited contributors of African descent from the United States and Brazil to reflect on their multidimensional experiences in the field as researchers, collaborators, and allies to communities of color. Contributors promote an interdisciplinary perspective, as they represent the fields of sociology, political science, anthropology, and the humanities. They engage W.E.B. Du Bois' notion of 'second-sight,' which suggests that the unique positionality of Black researchers might provide them with advantages in their empirical observations and knowledge production. They expose the complex and contradictory efforts, discourses, and performances that Black researchers must use to implement and develop their community-centered research agenda. They illustrate that 'second-sight' is not inevitable but must be worked at and is sometimes not achieved in certain research and cultural contexts.

About the authors

Gladys L. Mitchell-Walthour is Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA. She was the 2013-2014 Lemann Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, USA.

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is Assistant Professor of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida, USA. She is a 2015–2016 Fulbright Scholar to Brazil.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: In Pursuit of Du Bois’s “Second-Sight” through Diasporic Dialogues

    Hordge-Freeman, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Black Women’s Studies in the United States and Brazil: The Transnational Politics of Knowledge Production

    Caldwell, Kia Lilly

    Pages 15-25

  • The Genesis of the Race and Democracy in the Americas Project: The Project and Beyond

    Covin, David

    Pages 27-39

  • Brokering Black Brazil or Fostering Global Citizenship? Global Engagement that Empowers Black Brazilian Communities

    Hordge-Freeman, Elizabeth

    Pages 41-57

  • Didn’t Your Parents Like You?

    Vargas, Mojana

    Pages 59-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production
Book Subtitle
Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the United States and Brazil
Editors
  • G. Mitchell-Walthour
  • E. Hordge-Freeman
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55394-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137553942
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55393-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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