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The Resource Black autonomy : race, gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan activism, Jennifer Goett

Black autonomy : race, gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan activism, Jennifer Goett

Label
Black autonomy : race, gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan activism
Title
Black autonomy
Title remainder
race, gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan activism
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Goett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Decades after the first multicultural reforms were introduced in Latin America, Afrodescendant people from the region are still disproportionately impoverished, underserved, policed, and incarcerated. In Nicaragua, Afrodescendants have mobilized to confront this state of siege through the politics of black autonomy. For women and men grappling with postwar violence, black autonomy has its own cultural meanings as a political aspiration and a way of crafting selfhood and solidarity. Jennifer Goett's ethnography examines the race and gender politics of activism for autonomous rights in an Afrodescedant Creole community in Nicaragua. Weaving together fifteen years of research, Black Autonomy follows this community-based movement from its inception in the late 1990s to its realization as an autonomous territory in 2009 and beyond. Goett argues that despite significant gains in multicultural recognition, Afro-Nicaraguan Creoles continue to grapple with the day-to-day violence of capitalist intensification, racialized policing, and drug war militarization in their territories. Activists have responded by adopting a politics of autonomy based on race pride, territoriality, self-determination, and self-defense. Black Autonomy shows how this political radicalism is rooted in African diasporic identification and gendered cultural practices that women and men use to assert control over their bodies, labor, and spaces in an atmosphere of violence. --
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Goett, Jennifer
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Women, Black
  • Community activists
  • Multiculturalism
  • Monkey Point (Nicaragua)
Label
Black autonomy : race, gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan activism, Jennifer Goett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's origin stories -- "Bad boys" and direct resistance -- Life on the edge of the global economy -- From cold wars to drug wars -- Sexual violence and autonomous politics
Control code
ocn945693638
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9780804799560
Lccn
2016013231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049776160
Label
Black autonomy : race, gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan activism, Jennifer Goett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women's origin stories -- "Bad boys" and direct resistance -- Life on the edge of the global economy -- From cold wars to drug wars -- Sexual violence and autonomous politics
Control code
ocn945693638
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9780804799560
Lccn
2016013231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049776160

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