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Toxic Waste and Race in Twenty-First Century America

Neighborhood Poverty and Racial Composition in the Siting of Hazardous Waste Facilities

Michael Mascarenhas, Ryken Grattet, and Kathleen Mege

Environmental justice studies investigate the role of race, class, and other social attributes in the uneven distribution of environmental hazards. A major line of inquiry has been about the placement of toxic waste facilities and the demographic

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Race, Genealogy, and the Genomic Archive in Post-apartheid South Africa

Katharina Schramm

creationism of the Dutch Reformed Church, were central features of the ideology of White supremacy on which the apartheid order was built and sustained. The new emphasis on the biological insignificance of race, underlying the genetic narrative of ‘our African

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A non‐essentialist theory of race

The case of an Afro‐indigenous village in northern Peru

Tamara Hale

In the village of Yapatera, Peru, there exists a folk theory of race which posits that humans cannot be divided into mutually exclusive racial groups and that personhood is both physiologically and socially ‘mixed’. By engaging with the psychological literature on racial essentialism (i.e. the tendency to view humans in terms of discrete categories, as if they were natural kinds), this article digs deeper into the local folk theory of race. Experimental tasks were designed to test the inductive potential of race and revealed that villagers are far more likely to use other social categories (class, religion, kinship and place of origins) than race to base their inferences. The article discusses the use of experimental tasks as a vehicle for a different sort of conversation between ethnographer and informants.

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Azanian Political Thought and the Undoing of South African Knowledges

Joel Modiri

Pan-Africanism, African philosophy, and critical race theory. 7 While birthed in the historical conditions of colonisation and apartheid and resistance to them in ‘South Africa’, the Azanian tradition works within a continental Pan Africanist

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Plantation Memories, Labor Identities, and the Celebration of Heritage

The Case of Hawaii's Plantation Village

Cristiana Bastos

plantation–race nexus, and highlight the renewed interest in plantations raised by contemporary approaches to the environment, the Anthropocene, cropscapes, and nonhuman agencies. Next, I compare different modes of instrumentalizing and displaying the memory

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Doing race in Europe

Contested pasts and contemporary practices

Markus Balkenhol and Katharina Schramm

In this introduction to the special section on ‘Doing Race in Europe’ we take up the notion of race as an ‘absent presence’ to deal with two related issues. First, we consider the historically contested position of race in the discipline of anthropology. Second, we think through the notion of an ‘absent presence’ conceptually and methodologically so as to develop a relational approach enabling us to analyse race in practice. We take as a point of departure the idea that we cannot know race in advance, and that we therefore need to study how it comes about, and how it is made and unmade in specific situations. We therefore call for renewed ethnographic attention to how race is made absent and present in multiple ways. This special section is the first joint publication of the EASA network for the anthropology of race and ethnicity (ARE).

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Relative Risk

Measuring Kinship for Future Health in US Genetic Counseling

Anna Jabloner

genetics ( Fullwiley 2014 ), but signal histories in social and biological anthropology of their “constant, and intentional, slippage [into] more typological notions of race” ( Braun and Hammonds 2012: 76 ). Finally, US counselors elicit ethnic and racial

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Black citizenship, Afropolitan critiques

Vernacular heritage‐making and the negotiation of race in the Netherlands

Marleen Witte

This paper offers a new perspective on the relationship between the contested terrain of race and the politics of heritage and belonging in postcolonial Europe. Presenting material from the Netherlands, I argue that instead of reproducing the dyadic white‐majority–black‐minority framework, we must situate the negotiation of race in the triangular relationship between the persistent ‘whiteness’ of Dutch nationhood, the country’s postcolonial Afro‐Caribbean population and its more recent African postmigrant population. Discussing ‘African heritage’ projects by young Dutch people of Afro‐Caribbean and Ghanaian descent respectively, I discern two different critiques of the racialised exclusivity of Dutchness. Struggles for ‘Black citizenship’ seek recognition of African heritage as part of Dutch colonial history and seek to inscribe Blackness into Dutch nationhood; ‘Afropolitan’ celebrations of ‘being African in the world’ not only question the primacy of Dutch national belonging but also resist hegemonic formulations of Blackness. In this ‘trialogue’, race gets done and undone in intersection with other axes of difference and inequality, including citizenship status, migration trajectory and African origin. The triadic framework the paper advances not only conveys the complexity of racial dynamics in heritage‐making, but also sensitises to alternative understandings of belonging and alternative sources of critique.

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Black Geographies and Black Ecologies as Insurgent Ecocriticism

Alex A. Moulton and Inge Salo

racial justice to environmental justice are the key themes. Much of this work remains centered on the US context. Black geographies literature centers themes of Black embodiment, Black spatial thought and practice, and the relationship between race and

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On a Concept of Black Politics

Bernard Forjwuor

unremedied contaminates any subsequent egalitarian commitment. As W. E. B. Du Bois astutely clarifies, ‘[a] people thus handicapped ought not to be asked to race with the world, but rather allowed to give all its time and thought to its own social problems