- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-6556-5
- Pages: 288
- Price: £85.00
- Published Date: May 2024
- Series: Racism, Resistance and Social Change
Developing the concept of 'disobedient knowledge', this book provides new perspectives on activism and everyday struggles against racism and bordering. Drawing on empirical material from distinct contexts in Northern, Western and Southern Europe, the chapters explore how different kinds of (b)orders are challenged and possibly also maintained in everyday antiracism, activism and struggles against borders. The book examines resistance and disobedience in relation to borders, social orders, conventional practices and hegemonic discourses. It underscores the importance of studying racism and bordering as intertwined phenomena. With a focus on the historical layers of resistance, disobedient practices and ways of building shared struggles, the book provides invaluable knowledge about postcolonial Europe and its future possibilities.
Suvi Keskinen, Aminkeng Atabong Alemanji and Minna Seikkula: Introduction: Race, (b)ordering and disobedient knowledge
European 'racelessness' and disobedient knowledge
1. Mahdis Azarmandi: Racists, nonracists and antiracists: The tensions and limitations of Spanish antiracism
2. Suvi Keskinen: Memory, epistemological justice and disobedient knowledge: Narrating Nordic histories in postethnic activism and art
3. Oda-Kange Midtvåge Diallo and Rahwa Tilahun Yohaness: Theorising from our lives: A Black Nordic Feminist Approach
4. Katucha Bento: Refusing the hegemonic grain: Challenging academic debates in British Higher Education
Everyday antiracism and community building
5. Annalisa Frisina: Researching and challenging everyday racism with the "illegitimated children of Italy"
6. Aminkeng Atabong Alemanji: Designing an antiracism mobile phone application: A reflection on the process and discourse as disobedient knowledge
7. Karin Krifors: Cultures of the commons: Refugees, community work, and small-town conviviality
(B)ordering and border struggles
8. Maja Sager: Antiracist and migration rights struggles through the lens of methodological denationalism
9. Minna Seikkula: Disobedient knowledge and knowledge practices in administrative border struggles: striving for a regularised status in post-2015 Finland
10. Gabriele Proglio: Food, land, and resistances across the Mediterranean: toward a history of disobedience and resistance in backlight
11. Fiorenza Picozza: Racial capitalism, war and asylum seeking: Unearthing the troubled relationship between refugee support, antiracism and international solidarity
Suvi Keskinen is Professor in Ethnic Relations at the University of Helsinki.
Aminkeng Atabong Alemanji is Program Director and Senior Lecturer for the Master of Social Exclusion at Åbo Akademi University.
Minna Seikkula is a Researcher at the University of Helsinki.