For decades, feminist and critical scholars have spoken explicitly about the politics of citations. Sara Ahmed writes, “Citation is feminist memory,” then continues by “citing feminists of color who have contributed to the project of naming and dismantling the institutions of patriarchal whiteness.”1 In November 2017, thousands of feminists gathered at the National Women's Studies Association conference to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Combahee River Collective Statement, an often-cited Black feminist text that served as a roadmap for some and a sacred text for others.2 This statement and its regular citation together demonstrate feminist memory as well as two connected ways to think about Black feminist media studies...
Black Media Studies
Manoucheka Celeste is an assistant professor at the University of Florida. Her research centers on representational constructions of race, gender, class, and nation, and processes of identity formation, with an emphasis on citizenship narratives surrounding immigration, tourism, immigrants, and Black women. Her regional focus is the Caribbean, specifically Haiti. She received the 2017 National Communication Association Outstanding Book Award from the African American Communication and Culture Division and the Black Caucus for Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness (Routledge, 2016). She holds a PhD in communication and a graduate certificate in feminist studies.
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Manoucheka Celeste; Black Media Studies. Feminist Media Histories 1 April 2018; 4 (2): 38–43. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2018.4.2.38
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