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Living Cargo – How Black Britain Performs Its Past - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Steven Blevins


Living Cargo offers a wide-ranging study of contemporary literatures, films, visual arts and performances by writers and artists who live and work in the UK but who also maintain strong ties to postcolonial Africa and the Caribbean. Grounded and theoretically nuanced, the book considers how contemporary black British writers and artists engage with the long history of European colonization, in particular the colonial archive, to reframe the dominant narratives of multi-cultural Britain that emerged in the post-war era. Surveying a wide range of contemporary literary, visual, and performance-ba ... More

Keywords: Contemporary black Britain, Colonial archive, Critical redressive historiography, Pubic history, Public cultures, Literary figures, Artists, Urban Regeneration, Urban Gentrification, Political action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697144
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Blevins, author
University of California, Davis

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