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Kamari M. Clarke on Cultural Citizenship in the Black Atlantic World

On today's show, Prof. Kamari Maxine Clarke discusses cultural citizenship in the black Atlantic world and her vision for the future of ethnographic research.


Prof. Clarke's August 2013 article in Cultural Anthropology is entitled "Notes on Cultural Citizenship in the Black World." The article and additional supplemental material can be found here.  Her article is an introduction to a forum which examines cultural citizenship in the black Atlantic world.  N. Fadeke Castor's "Shifting Multicultural Citizenship: Trinidad Orisha Opens the Road," Amanda D. Concha-Holmes' "Cuban Cabildos, Cultural Politics, and Cultivating a Transnational Yoruba Citizenry," and Bayo Holsey's "Black Atlantic Visions: History, Race, and Transnationalism in Ghana" make up this forum.

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-- Prof. Clarke's article and additional supplemental material can be found here

-- In this episode, Prof. Clarke also references the following texts: Benedict Anderson's 1983 Imagined Communities, Arjun Appadurai's 1996 Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, and Paul Rabinow's 2008 Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary.

-- You can also see Prof. Clarke's website for more information on her other publications and research projects.  

Music: Sweeter Vermouth by Kevin MacLeod.