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What is this “Black” in Black Studies?: the transition from Black British Cultural Studies to Black Critical Thought in U.K. arts and higher education

Brar, Dhanveer Singh and Sharma, Ash. 2019. What is this “Black” in Black Studies?: the transition from Black British Cultural Studies to Black Critical Thought in U.K. arts and higher education. New Formations, ISSN 0950-2378 [Article] (Forthcoming)

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The aim of this article is two-fold. Firstly, it identifies and maps out a new presence in race discourse in the UK arts and higher education, under the heading of ‘U.S. Black Critical Thought’. Secondly, it seeks to situate ‘U.S. Black Critical Thought’ and its growing impact upon intellectual and aesthetic discourses on race in the UK through the lens of the longer-term project of ‘Black British Cultural Studies’. The article traces the formation and eventual dissolving of ‘Black British Cultural Studies’ from the early 1980s to the late 1990s, and suggests that ‘U.S. Black Critical Thought’ has energised a cohort of younger thinkers and artists in Britain, following a period where the intellectual left side-lined race as a serious category of theoretical or critical analysis.

Item Type:

Article

Keywords:

Cultural Studies, Black Thought, Race, Art, Intellectual History

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
6 September 2019Accepted

Item ID:

26744

Date Deposited:

23 Aug 2019 13:31

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2019 09:18

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26744

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