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Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs (Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora #1) (Hardcover)

Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs (Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora #1) By Daniel McNeil Cover Image
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This is the first book to place the self-fashioning of mixed-race individuals in the context of a Black Atlantic. Drawing on a wide range of sources and a diverse cast of characters - from the diaries, letters, novels and plays of femme fatales in Congo and the United States to the advertisements, dissertations, oral histories and political speeches of Black Power activists in Canada and the United Kingdom - it gives particular attention to the construction of mixed-race femininity and masculinity during the twentieth century. Its broad scope and historical approach provides readers with a timely rejoinder to academics, artists, journalists and politicians who only use the mixed-race label to depict prophets or delinquents as new national icons for the twenty-first century.

About the Author


Daniel McNeil teaches Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University and is an Honorary Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780415872263
ISBN-10: 041587226X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora