Colonial Racial Capitalism (Paperback)
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The contributors to Colonial Racial Capitalism consider anti-Blackness, human commodification, and slave labor alongside the history of Indigenous dispossession and the uneven development of colonized lands across the globe. They demonstrate the co-constitution and entanglement of slavery and colonialism from the conquest of the New World through industrial capitalism to contemporary financial capitalism. Among other topics, the essays explore the historical suturing of Blackness and Black people to debt, the violence of uranium mining on Indigenous lands in Canada and the Belgian Congo, how municipal property assessment and waste management software encodes and produces racial difference, how Puerto Rican police crackdowns on protestors in 2010 and 2011 drew on decades of policing racially and economically marginalized people, and how historic sites in Los Angeles County narrate the Mexican-American War in ways that occlude the war's imperialist groundings. The volume's analytic of colonial racial capitalism opens new frameworks for understanding the persistence of violence, precarity, and inequality in modern society. Contributors. Joanne Barker, Jodi A. Byrd, Lisa Marie Cacho, Michael Dawson, Iyko Day, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Alyosha Goldstein, Cheryl I. Harris, Kimberly Kay Hoang, Brian Jordan Jefferson, Susan Koshy, Marisol LeBr n, Jodi Melamed, Laura Pulido.
About the Author
Susan Koshy is Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Lisa Marie Cacho is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Virginia. Jodi A. Byrd is Associate Professor of Literatures in English at Cornell University. Brian Jordan Jefferson is Associate Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.