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Afropolitanism

Achille Mbembe

in Cosmopolitanisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Mbembe discusses the difficulty of defining “who is African” based on race given the continent’s long history as both the starting and end point of population movements and cultural transmissions. ... More


The Pitfalls and Promises of Afropolitanism

Emma Dabiri

in Cosmopolitanisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Emma Dabiri critiques mainstream modes of Afropolitanism as a type of imperialism of cultural consumerism capitalized upon by Western markets and as primarily concerned with commodifying “African ... More


Afropolitan Style and Unusable Global Spaces

Ashleigh Harris

in Cosmopolitanisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Ashleigh Harris critiques the tendency to locate Afropolitanism in African expatriate and diaspora culture, particularly as a culture of elite consumerism. Asking if “Afropolitanism” is a useful ... More


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