Angloscene: Compromised Personhood in Afro-Chinese Translations (Paperback)

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Angloscene: Compromised Personhood in Afro-Chinese Translations (Paperback)

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Angloscene examines Afro-Chinese interactions within Beijing's aspirationally cosmopolitan student class. Jay Ke-Schutte explores the ways in which many contemporary interactions between Chinese and African university students are mediated through complex intersectional relationships with whiteness, the English language, and cosmopolitan aspiration. At the heart of these tensions, a question persistently emerges: How does English become more than a language—and whiteness more than a race? Engaging in this inquiry, Ke-Schutte explores twenty-first century Afro-Chinese encounters as translational events that diagram the discursive contours of a changing transnational political order—one that will certainly be shaped by African and Chinese relations.
Jay Ke-Schutte is a linguistic anthropologist and interdisciplinary ethnographer in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Product Details ISBN: 9780520389816
ISBN-10: 0520389816
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 210
Language: English