ACT 19 – Europe in Black and White – Comparatistas – english version

ACT 19 – Europe in Black and White

Editors: Manuela Ribeiro Sanches / Fernando Clara / João Ferreira Duarte / Leonor Pires Martins
Publisher: Intellect
Year: 2011

Europe in Black and White: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the ‘Old Continent’


The essays in Europe in Black and White offer new critical perspectives on race, immigration, and identity on the Old Continent. In reconsidering the various forms of encounters with difference, such as multiculturalism and hybridity, the contributors address a number of issues, including geography, politics and linguistic practice. Featuring scholars from a wide variety of nationalities and disciplinary areas, this collection of essays will speak to an equally wide readership and provide an important counter-discourse to the images of migration and racism frequently portrayed in the media.


  • Ella Shohat/Robert Stam, “The Culture Wars in Translation”
  • John D. Márquez, “Nations Re-Bound: Race and Bio-Politics at E.U. and U.S. Borders”
  • Francesco Cattani, “New Maps of Europe in some Contemporary ‘Migrant’ Artists and Writers”
  • Ana Salgueiro Rodrigues, “A Cape Verdian View of Europe: History and Geography Revised in the Writings of G. T. Didial”
  • Ana Cristina Mendes, ““Beware Behalfies!” Contradictory Affiliations in Salman Rushdie’s Step Across This Line”
  • Susana Durão, “Opportunities, Politics and Subjectivity in Rio de Janeiro’s and Lisbon’s NGOs 83”
  • Uli Linke, “Building Walls: Race and Difference Technologies of Othering: Black Masculinities in the Carceral Zones of European Whiteness”
  • António Sousa Ribeiro, “Reverses of modernity: Post-colonialism and Post-Holocaust”
  • Vron Ware, “White Resentment – the Other Side of Belonging”
  • Nkechi Madubuko, “Inequality in the German Labour Market: Acculturative Stress as Experienced by Migrants of African and European Origin”
  • Cláudia Resende, ““Race” within the Portuguese Criminal Justice System: An Imprisoned Concept?”
  • Tania Zulli, “For the Sun May not Mate with the Darkness”: the Colonial Legacy of Rider Haggard’s African Romances”
  • Anna Klobucka, “Studies in Brown: Seductions and Betrayals of Hybridity in Richard Burton and Gilberto Freyre”
  • Capucine Boidin, “Mestizaje, Mestiçagem, Métissage: Useful Concepts?”
  • Elena Brugioni, “Old Empires, New Cartographies”
  • Elena Brugioni, “Problematizing “Luso-phone Categorizations””
  • Livia Apa, “Spectacles, Lenses, and Magnifying Glasses: Critical Approaches in the Definition of the Canon of African Literatures in the Portuguese Language”
  • Inocência Mata, “On Periphery of the Universal and the Splendour of Eurocentrism”
  • João Cosme, “Literary Responses in Postcolonial and Post-Imperial Europe: The Literatures of Diaspora in Portugal and Britain”
  • Phillip Rothwell, “Voices in Shades of Grey”


This work is financed by national funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., within the scope of the project UIDB/00509/2020 and UIDP/00509/2020.