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Akwugo Emejulu
Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick. Working on women of colour's activism in austerity Europe. Texan, surprisingly.
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 18
In memory of my sister 'won't you celebrate with me' ~ Lucille Clifton
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 17
There's a family emergency in Texas and I have to travel immediately. I'll be off Twitter for awhile.
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Jonathan Tranter Jul 16
“She's plenty of nerve, as sharp as a steel trap, and has no sympathy for humbug” Radio 4 Great Lives: Ida B. Wells
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Smithsonian NMAAHC Jul 16
in 1862, Journalist Ida B. Wells was born. Learn more about her crusade against lynching:
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Nirmal Puwar Jul 16
Could it be the fissure of race & ethnicity studies from postcolonial studies. + also of decolonising speak from race & ethnicity studies.
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Claire M Massey Jul 16
I follow the work of Professor of Sociology. Oh I wish I was back at Warwick.........
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Thank you! 😘❤️
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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It's been an interesting 2 days but I leave with lots of questions about the ability to speak about race across different national contexts
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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5. Surprising to me, discussions about coloniality/decoloniality have been almost completely absent here
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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4. There is a generation gap between older/younger scholars and the willingness to critically engage with conceptions of anti-Blackness
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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3. The experiences of people of colour in continental Europe have been mostly lost here. The hegemony of Anglo-America work persists
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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2. As Ben Carrington noted at the BSA, much of American sociology is mired in a debilitating empiricism that hinders critical inquiry
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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A few observations: 1. Paul Gilroy is the absent presence who has structured the majority of the discussion over these last two days
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: convivial immateriality = connection without interaction. We can think about the meaning of urban space without abandoning race
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: what place mean can perhaps transcend tensions generated by diversity and difference
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: Conviviality offers us a way to think about the everyday, a shared commons and the creation of inter-dependence in urban space
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: Gentrifiers consume diversity to build cultural capital (urban cool) whilst also generating micro-segregation via class and race
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: diversity--particularly through gentrification processes--isn't delivering benefits for long time residents.
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: super-diversity = 'the diversification of diversity'. Why it's important is that it links the everyday with global migration flows
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Akwugo Emejulu Jul 16
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Neal: should we understand local social relations via ideas of super-diversity, negotiation & belonging rather than merely race & community?
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