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Africa in EuropeStudies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century$
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Eve Rosenhaft and Robbie Aitken

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318474

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.001.0001

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Blackness over Europe: Meditations on Culture and Belonging

Blackness over Europe: Meditations on Culture and Belonging

(p.201) Chapter 11 Blackness over Europe: Meditations on Culture and Belonging
Africa in Europe

Donald Martin Carter

Liverpool University Press

This chapter draws on observations from ethnographic fieldwork among mainly Senegalese migrants and their children in Italy to launch a sustained reflection on the shifting valences of ‘African’ and ‘Blackness’ in the context of a ‘Europe’ whose identity is itself subject to contest and transformation in the twenty-first century. Senegalese in Italy today are still coming to terms with what it means to be ‘African’ in a European context seemingly dominated by the notion that they are outsiders, and not just to Europe and the local labour market but somehow to modernity itself. In response they prove to be fluid, moving in and out of traditional languages, social contexts and memories of their former selves.

Keywords:   Italy, Senegalese, Europe, ethnography

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