By Kumarini Silva
What is “brown” in—and beyond—the context of yank identification politics? How has the concept that replaced because Sep 11? within the such a lot sustained exam of those inquiries to date, Kumarini Silva argues that “brown” is not any longer conceived of exclusively as a cultural, ethnic, or political identification. as a substitute, after 9-11, the Patriot Act, and the wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it has additionally turn into an idea and, certainly, a technique of identification—one rooted in xenophobic, imperialistic, and racist ideologies to focus on those that don't smartly healthy or join rules of nationhood.
Interweaving own narratives, ethnographic examine, analyses of well known occasions just like the pass over the United States festival, and flicks and television indicates comparable to the Harold and Kumar franchise and Black-ish, Silva maps junctures the place the ideological, political, and mediated terrain intersect, leading to an urge for food for all issues “brown” (especially South Asian brown) by way of U.S. shoppers, whereas political and nationalist discourses and felony constructions (immigration, emigration, migration, outsourcing, incarceration) conspire to manage brown our bodies either inside and outdoors the United States.
Silva explores this contradictory dating among illustration and fact, arguing that the illustration mediates and manages the anxieties that come from modern international realities, during which brown areas, like India, Pakistan, and the center East pose key fiscal, safeguard, and political demanding situations to the U.S.. whereas racism is hardly ever new, what makes this generation of brown new is that any one or any team, at any time, could be branded as deviant, as a threat.
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Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State by Kumarini Silva