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European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Fatima El-Tayeb


This book offers an interrogation into the position of racialized communities in the European Union, arguing that the tension between a growing nonwhite, non-Christian population and insistent essentialist definitions of Europeanness produces new forms of identity and activism. Moving beyond disciplinary and national limits, the text explores structures of resistance, tracing a Europeanization from below in which migrant and minority communities challenge the ideology of racelessness that places them firmly outside the community of citizens. Using a notable variety of sources, from drag perfor ... More

Keywords: racialized communities, European Union, non-white, non-Christian, Europeanness, identity, activism, migrant communities, minority communities, Muslim activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670154
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fatima El-Tayeb, author
Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego