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Author Vargas, João Helion Costa.

Title Never Meant to Survive : Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (446 pages).
Series Transformative Politics Series, ed. Joy James
Transformative Politics Series, ed. Joy James.
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Contents Transformative Politics; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; A Note on the Text; Acknowledgments; Introduction -- The Urgency Imperative of Genocide; 1 -- Genocide in the African Diaspora United States, Brazil, and the Imperatives of Holistic Analysis and Political Method; WHY 1951?; WHY NOW?; SCHOLARSHIP ON GENOCIDE: SILENCE AROUND ANTI-BLACK RACISM IN WHITE SOCIETIES; THE "GENOCIDAL CONTINUUM"; MULTIPLE FACETS OF THE CONTEMPORARY ANTI-BLACK GENOCIDE CONTINUUM IN THE UNITED STATES; BLACK GENOCIDE IN BRAZIL: A SYNOPSIS.
A PARADOX FOR OUR TIME: GENOCIDE AND BLACK RENAISSANCE2 -- The Inner City and the Favela Transnational Black Politics; CHALLENGING THE CHURCH, THE STATE, AND DRUG DEALERS: FAVELA ORGANIZING AND THE STRUGGLE FOR AUTONOMY AND CITIZENSHIP; THE COALITION AGAINST POLICE ABUSE (CAPA); THE COMMUNITY IN SUPPORT OF THE GANG TRUCE (CSGT); AS SERIOUS AS THEIR LIVES: JACAREZINHO'S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION AND THE ZINZUN CENTER; THE POPULAR MOVEMENT OF THE FAVELAS; THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE.
3 -- Hypersegregation and Revolt The Los Angeles Black Ghetto in Historical PerspectiveINDUSTRIALIZATION, FRAGMENTATION, AND MIDWESTERN VALUES: OPEN SHOPS AND SUBURBS IN THE 1930s; BETWEEN AND AMONG FRAGMENTS: THE MATURING OF THE GHETTO, 1940-1950; FRACTURES IN THE (IMAGINED) BLACK COMMUNITY; POLICE BRUTALITY IN A SHIFTING COMMUNITY: THE 1965 WATTS REBELLION; FAMILIAR BUT DISTANT: THE RIOTERS IN THE BLACK PRESS; THE POLITICS OF VIOLENCE AND ITS MISREPRESENTATIONS; 4 -- The Los Angeles Times' Coverage of the 1992 Rebellion Still Burning Matters of Race and Justice.
Why the times?: monopoly, hegemony, and race politicsthe fire this time: defining tensions; irrationality, blackness, and the "riot"; racial harmony at risk; depoliticizing violence, defining politics; sketches in black and white; the necessary peace, law-and-order rhetoric: the depoliticization of justice; the multiracial reemergence and social order; normalized differences; the times' diagnostics and the return of sharp contrasts: blackening the "riot"; weeding and seeding: transforming social problems into police matters.
THE TIMES' CONCEPT OF SOCIAL ORGANIZATION: COMMUNITY, POLITICS, AND LIMITED SOCIAL JUSTICEMANAGERIAL LIBERALISM; 5 -- Hyperconsciousness of Race and Its Negation The Dialectic of White Supremacy in Brazil; THE PERSISTENCE OF THE RACIAL DEMOCRACY MYTH; HYPERCONSCIOUSNESS OF COLOR EQUALS HYPERCONSCIOUSNESS OF RACE; IN THE BOWELS OF THE BEAST: WHEN "RACISM IS EVERYWHERE" YET ABSENT; URBAN SPACE AND FAVELAS: WHEN THEY BECOME CODES FOR RACE; POLICE KIDNAPPERS; CHAMELEONIC RACISM AND BLACK GENOCIDE IN TIMES OF LULA: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
6 -- When a Favela Dared to Become a Condominium Challenging Brazilian Apartheid.
Summary In Never Meant to Survive, Costa Vargas presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-black genocide and liberatory struggles to resist it. Through examination of two cities linked by common experiences of Blackness, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, the book identifies anti-black genocide as a prevailing force in organizing individuals and groups across society. Costa Vargas approaches his analysis of anti-black genocide in these cities through discussion of past conflicts and the work of groups like the Black Panther Party.
Subject African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.
Blacks -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
Blacks -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00834005
Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro. (OCoLC)fst01205337
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Other Form: Print version: Vargas, Joao H. Costa. Never Meant to Survive : Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2010 9780742541023
ISBN 9781442203310 (electronic bk.)
1442203315 (electronic bk.)
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