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Agard-Jones, Vanessa

Works: 6 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 342 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: HT175, 307.14160973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vanessa Agard-Jones
Transnational blackness : navigating the global color line( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its third volume, Transnational Blackness. The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable, features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience--in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Previously published in the series are Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader (September 2007) and Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader (January 2008).Celebrating the third volume ofCRITICAL BLACK STUDIESSeries Editor: Manning MarableFor many decades, black intellectuals in the United States have thought of racism as a global phenomenon. Transnational Blackness presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the history, critical analysis, and theoretical perspectives of key black scholars and activists on the transnational dynamics of modern race and racism throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe. The book examines the social thought of, among others: W.E.B. DuBois, Eslanda Goode Robeson, Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, and Michael Manley.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Bodies in the system by Vanessa Agard-Jones( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jeu de qui? : sexual politics at play in the French Caribbean by Vanessa Agard-Jones( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Edens lost & found : how ordinary citizens are restoring our great cities by Harry Wiland( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Edens Lost & Found demonstrates that environmentally beneficial solutions can costs less, not more, and can contribute to growth rather than impede it. This book documents what is possible. It shows how citizens are restoring their communities by creating sustainable urban ecosystems."--Jacket
Archipelagic entanglements( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sovereign intimacies: Scaling sexual politics in Martinique by Vanessa Agard-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation is an ethnography of sexual politics in Martinique, one of France's territories in the Caribbean. It investigates how ordinary experiences with gender and sexuality frame analyses of power and ideas about self-determination in post-slavery societies. Based upon twenty months of field and archival research, the study examines conflicts over sex education, LGBT rights, and pesticide contamination to highlight how these debates are key sites for accessing non-elite theorizations about what it means to be "free." The dissertation foregrounds Martinique's status as an incorporated French territory to highlight how islanders' simultaneous identifications with the Americas, with the Caribbean, and with Europe generate political subjectivities that cross geographic and symbolic scales. Decoupling political sovereignty from ideas about freedom, it details how Martinican narratives about matters of the body articulate with debates about autonomy in the Caribbean and with critiques of the racialized politics of citizenship in France. The project is imbricated in ongoing debates about the ontological status of and social meanings ascribed to blackness in postcolonial France, and addresses the dynamic ways that ideas about "local values" and "appropriate sexuality" translate ethical and political concerns in its territories overseas. It builds upon scalar theories to propose a method for thinking about Martinican political subjectivities that moves from intimate experiences within bodies, to communities, states, and regions, and argues that intimate socialities and gendered subjectivities offer a fresh standpoint from which we might understand ordinary islanders' investments in transnational debates about sovereignty
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Transnational blackness : navigating the global color line
Alternative Names
Jones Vanessa Agard-

English (18)

Edens lost & found : how ordinary citizens are restoring our great cities