Saturday, May 09, 2009

Fortunately Possible: A Reminder to Myself About Why I'm Doing This

“These stories raise complex questions about the mediating role of gender categories in racial politics and in particular about the psychological structures of identification facilitated by the idea of maternity. It is impossible to explore these important matters here.” -Paul Gilroy in The Black Atlantic

“Unfortunately, even in scholarship whose specific goal is to sketch a “Black Atlantic” imaginary, there is little attempt to consider not just the way black women travel, but more important, the ways the ideological uses and abuses of gender always undergird any articulation of diaspora-the ways evocations of black populations elsewhere are always shaped by the representation of reproduction.” Brent Edwards in The Practice of Diaspora

1 comment:

Kismet said...

The reasons for my season (i.e. the diss)

Thanks for the reminder sis.