How can we make sense of race in Europe? In public discourse, race is understood as an outdated concept and as a reminiscence of a past that has been overcome. Drawing on intersectional feminist theory and a rich selection of examples from political and cultural discourse, Race in Post-Racial Europe provides a unique insight into how gender and racial inequalities are maintained through the claim of being beyond them.
Introducing What Has Been Left Behind
Part I: Above and Beyond
1 Contesting European Racial Denial
2 Theorising Europe: Race, Gender and the Making of Modernity
Part II: Ambiguous Presence
3 Racing Post-feminism
4 Desiring the Exotic: Racialized Women in Post-feminist Sexual Culture
5 Treacherous Mothers, Terrorist Daughters: Migrant Women as Threats
Part III: Liberal Resistances
6 Race in Post-homophobic Europe
7 But We Are All Different! Diversity and the Depoliticization of Anti-Racism
8 Resisting Intersectionality
Stefanie C. Boulila is an associated expert at the Center for Intersectional Justice.
From astute observations of Meghan Markle and the multicultural monarchy, to the spectre of ‘monstrous’ Muslim women, Boulila brilliantly captures the political zeitgeist of the post-race moment with a rigorous and witty analysis that slices into the racism, sexism and Islamophobia that fuels the seductive common-sense political popularism sweeping Europe. A powerful and eloquent read that lifts the fog so we can see the truth!
In this book Stefanie C. Boulila makes a persuasive and compelling argument: we need the analytical category of race to explain the post-racial imaginary. Informed by a sustained engagement with Black feminist and feminist of colour thought, this book shows us the value of intersectionality and other terms that are often dismissed because they are dangerous. Boulila's new book will become a key text in what she calls "a growing archive of unruly knowledge."