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The Minor on the Move
Doing Cosmopolitanisms Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss, Kylie Crane, Lucy Gasser, Anna von Rath (Ed.) Paperback, 272 pages
140 x 205mm
978-3-96042-098-9 / 2-973
22,00 Euro
Publication Date 08.04.2021
Illustrations by Sikho Siyotula
Paperback, 272 pages
140 x 205mm
978-3-96042-098-9 / 2-973
22,00 Euro
Publication Date 08.04.2021
Illustrations by Sikho Siyotula

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Der englischsprachige Sammelband diskutiert in aktivistischen, künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Beiträgen Ansätze für eine dekoloniale, kosmopolitische Praxis und bringt dabei Perspektiven aus der ganzen Welt zusammen. Eine Pflichtlektüre für alle, die sich für strukturelle Ungerechtigkeiten in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt interessieren.

Taking up the figure of the cosmopolitan, the book moves beyond Eurocentric legacies of the term to trace densely interwoven histories of coloniality and cultural exchange. By engaging a wide array of academic and activist practices, the volume enables a productive consideration of how artistic testimony interrogates the rewritings of history. The notion of the minor speaks to the condition of those historically marginalized, and has of late reverberated in assessments of whiteness as innocent, fragile, and thus entitled to its historical privileges. The minor here is resituated as a critique against the underlying historicity of anti-blackness inherent to such concepts. The book’s discussions of mobility address gatekeeping and/as archiving by thinking through collaborative and institutionalised practices that work to engender, or restrict, movement. With a particular focus on transgressive practices and multiple positionalities, this volume collects critiques of structural inequalities and possible itineraries for redress. It will be a must-read for anyone interested in structural injustices in Germany, Europe and the world, in political practice, and in decolonizing modes of knowledge production.



The editors and authors are brought together through various collaborative projects facilitated by the Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms of the University of Potsdam. They include activists, artists and academics from across the globe.


With contributions from Gurminder K. Bhambra, Claudia Schippel, Carly McLaughlin, Anouk Madörin, Alana Lentin, Jaye Austin Williams, Mariya Nikolova, Jens Temmen, Saumya Jaipuriar, Moses März, Irene Hilden, Madhurima Majumder, Emilia Roig, Dirk Wiemann and Lars Eckstein.

Editors

Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss — Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss is a cultural and media studies scholar. read more

Kylie Crane

Lucy Gasser — Lucy Gasser is lecturer in Anglophone literary and cultural studies at the University of Potsdam and a founding editor of platform for postcolonial literatures poco.lit. She grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and has lived in Berlin since 2014. read more

Anna von Rath — Anna von Rath lives in Berlin, where she works as a freelance translator, and social justice and diversity trainer. She is one of the founding-editors of poco.lit., a platform for postcolonial literature in the widest sense. read more

With contributions from Gurminder K. Bhambra, Claudia Schippel, Carly McLaughlin, Anouk Madörin, Alana Lentin, Jaye Austin Williams, Mariya Nikolova, Jens Temmen, Saumya Jaipuriar, Moses März, Irene Hilden, Madhurima Majumder, Emilia Roig, Dirk Wiemann and Lars Eckstein.

Reading Sample / Cover

Excerpt from the book The Minor on the Move:

The paradigms of of postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism have emerged in recent times offering different responses to similar questions, the most pertinent, perhaps, being: How do we, with our manifest differences, live together in the world? (Gurminder Bhambra)

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