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Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State

Kumarini Silva


Brown Threat makes a critical intervention in U.S based race studies. The book positions a category of ‘brown’ identification (along side identity) as a form of organizing race and racialized hierarchies in contemporary culture, especially in the wake of September 11. Here, brown is seen as both a product of historical xenophobia and slavery in the United States, and as a newer form of ongoing racism tied to notions of security and securitization. In order to illustrate this process, each chapter maps various junctures where the ideological, political and mediated terrain intersect, resulting ... More

Keywords: Brown, Race, Racism, Racialization, Post 9/11, Identity, Identification, Popular Culture, Politics, Media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781517900021
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kumarini Silva, author
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill