Hot Off the Presses: Otherwise Worlds

Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness

Panel discussion with co-editors:

Tiffany Lethabo King (African-American Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Georgia State University)
Jenell Navarro (Ethnic Studies, California Polytechnic State University)


Ashon Crawley (Religious Studies, University of Virginia)
Chris Finley (American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California)

Moderated by: Andrea Smith (Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside)

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Otherwise Worlds investigates the complex relationships between settler colonialism and anti-Blackness to explore the political possibilities that emerge from such inquiries. Pointing out that presumptions of solidarity, antagonism, or incommensurability between Black and Native communities are insufficient to understand the relationships between the groups, the volume's scholars, artists, and activists look to articulate new modes of living and organizing in the service of creating new futures. Among other topics, they examine the ontological status of Blackness and Indigeneity, possible forms of relationality between Black and Native communities, perspectives on Black and Indigenous sociality, and freeing the flesh from the constraints of violence and settler colonialism. Throughout the volume's essays, art, and interviews, the contributors carefully attend to alternative kinds of relationships between Black and Native communities that can lead toward liberation. In so doing, they critically point to the importance of Black and Indigenous conversations for formulating otherwise worlds.

This publication arose in part from research explored at the Otherwise Worlds conference at UC Riverside on April 10, 2015.

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