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Never meant to survive : genocide and utopias in black diaspora communities

Author: João Helion Costa Vargas
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, ©2008.
Series: Transformative politics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Never Meant to Survive presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-Black genocide and liberatory struggles that arose to resist it. Based on fine-grained accounts of community life at the street level, Joao H. Costa Vargas's work considers crucial examples of political resistance and community activism. The 1965 and 1992 riots in Los Angeles, the work of the Black Panther Party and favela  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vargas, João Helion Costa.
Never meant to survive.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, Inc., ©2008
(OCoLC)652285576
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: João Helion Costa Vargas
ISBN: 9780742541016 0742541010 9780742541023 0742541029
OCLC Number: 177059108
Description: xxxi, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Genocide in the African diaspora : Brazil, United States, and the imperatives of holistic analysis and political method --
The inner city and the favela : transnational black politics --
Hypersegregation and revolt : the Los Angeles black ghetto in historical perspective --
The Los Angeles Times' coverage of the 1992 rebellion : still burning matters of race and justice --
Hyperconsciousness of race and its negation : the dialectic of white supremacy in Brazil --
When Jacarezinho dared to become a condominium : the politics of race and urban space in Rio de Janeiro --
Black radical becoming : the revolution imperative of genocide --
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Series Title: Transformative politics series.
Responsibility: João H. Costa Vargas.
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"Never Meant to Survive presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-Black genocide and liberatory struggles that arose to resist it. Based on fine-grained accounts of community life at the street level, Joao H. Costa Vargas's work considers crucial examples of political resistance and community activism. The 1965 and 1992 riots in Los Angeles, the work of the Black Panther Party and favela activists in Brazil, and police brutality in struggles between Black communities and the state in both L.A. and Rio de Janeiro all figure importantly in this account."--Jacket

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Never Meant to Survive is one of the most provocative and compelling pieces of analysis and criticism that I've ever read in anthropology. The book rises to the intellectual and political challenge Read more...

 
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