Critical Ethnic Studies

Critical Ethnic Studies Association

Critical Ethnic Studies
Editors: Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

Critical Ethnic Studies explores the guiding question of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association: how do the histories of colonialism and conquest, racial chattel slavery, and white supremacist patriarchies and heteronormativities affect, inspire, and unsettle scholarship and activism in the present? By decentering the nation-state as a unit of inquiry, focusing on scholarship that expands the identity rhetoric of ethnic studies, engaging in productive dialogue with indigenous studies, and making critical studies of gender and sexuality guiding intellectual forces, this journal appeals to scholars interested in the methodologies, philosophies, and discoveries of this new intellectual formation. 

Call for Papers
Deadline: March 1, 2017

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  • Volume 3 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Journals Make Terrible Time Machines by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
    “The U.S. and Israel Make the Connections for Us”: Anti-Imperialism and Black-Palestinian Solidarity by Nadine Naber
    “What Feels More Than Feeling?”: Theorizing the Unthinkability of Black Affect by Tyrone S. Palmer
    Adopted: Trace, Blood, and Native Authenticity by Joseph M. Pierce
    Black and Native Visions of Self-Determination by Manu Vimalassery
    Feeling the Manilatown and Fillmore Blues: Al Robles’s Politics and Poetics of Place by Thea Quiray Tagle
    LGBT Human Rights Expeditions in Homophobic Safaris: Racialized Neoliberalism and Post-Traumatic White Disorder in the BBC’s The World’s Worst Place to Be Gay by Kwame Edwin Otu
    Humanitarians of Tinder: Constructing Whiteness and Consuming the Other by Nisha Toomey
    Detours: Mapping Decolonial Genealogies in Hawai‘i by Laurel Mei-Singh and Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
    Lynn Mie Itagaki's Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and The Crisis of Racial Burnout by Lea M. Johnson
    Viet Thanh Nguyen's Nothing Ever: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Linh Nguyễn
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    Editors’ Introduction
    What Justice Wants by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang
    Indigenous Resurgence and Co-resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
    Killing Abstractions: Indigenous Women and Black Trans Girls Challenging Media Necropower in White Settler States by Lena Carla Palacios
    The Origins, Potentials and Limits of Racial Justice by Leigh Patel and Alton Price
    Accounting for Carceral Reformations: Gay and Transgender Jailing in Los Angeles as Justice Impossible by Ren-Yo Hwang
    Unjust Attachments: Mourning as Antagonism in Gauri Gill’s “1984” by Balbir K. Singh
    “The U.S. and Israel Make the Connections for Us”: Black–Palestinian Liberation Then and Now by Nadine Naber
    Not Enough Human: At the Scenes of Indigenous and Black Dispossession by Stephanie Latty, Megan Scribe, Alena Peters, and Anthony Morgan
    On Rocks and Hard Places: A Reflection on Antiblackness in Organizing against Islamophobia by Délice Mugabo
    The Racial Limits of Social Justice: The Ruse of Equality of Opportunity and the Global Affirmative Action Mandate by Denise Ferreira Da Silva
  • Volume 2 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Coeditors’ Introduction
    The Educational Thing: Intellectual Labor and the Stakes of Struggle by John D. Márquez and Junaid Rana
    Vanishing Palestine by Lila Sharif
    Troubling Ecology: Wangechi Mutu, Octavia Butler, and Black Feminist Interventions in Environmentalism by Chelsea m. Frazier
    Racial Violence, Mass Shootings, and the U.S. Neoliberal State by Anoop Mirpuri
    Nations, Nationalisms, and Indígenas: The “Indian” in the Chicano Revolutionary Imaginary by Lourdes Alberto
    Americans in the Pacific: Rethinking Race, Gender, Citizenship, and Diaspora at the Crossroads of Asian and Asian American Studies by Michael Jin
    Ronald Reagan, the College Movie: Political Demonology, Academic Freedom, and the University of California by Curtis Marez
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    Guest Editors’ Introduction
    Racial Comparativism Reconsidered. Danika Medak-Saltzman and Antonio T. Tiongson Jr.
    Empire’s Haunted Logics: Comparative Colonialisms and the Challenges of Incorporating Indigeneity. Danika Medak-Saltzman
    Afro-Asian Inquiry and the Problematics of Comparative Critique. Antonio T. Tiongson Jr.
    Precarious Intimacies: Yoko Tawada’s Europe. Beverly M. Weber
    “Little More than Desert Wasteland”: Race, Development, and Settler Colonialism in the Mexicali Valley. George Luna-Peña
    Being or Nothingness: Indigeneity, Antiblackness, and Settler Colonial Critique. Iyko Day
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    Editors’ Introduction
    On Our Genesis and Future by John D. Márquez and Junaid Rana
    Self-Determination by Joanne Barker
    Party of the Indigenous of the Republic (PIR) Key Concepts by Houria Bouteldja
    Globality by Denise Ferreira da Silva
    Left by Sohail Daulatzai and Junaid Rana
    University by Roderick A. Ferguson
    Neoliberalism by Grace Kyungwon Hong
    Love by Keguro Macharia
    (Critical Ethnic Studies) Intellectual by Nick Mitchell
    Fantasy by Richard T. Rodríguez
    Flirtations at the Foundations: Unsettling Liberal Multiculturalism in Helen Lee’s Prey. Essay by Mishuana Goeman
    Acting Like a White Person Acting Like a Native: Ghostly Performances of Global Indigeneity by Maile Arvin