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Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)


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By the author of the Canada Reads finalist and national bestseller Intolerable comes a new bestselling book about the meaning of being brown

Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind, a world hiding in plain sight. Historically speaking, issues of race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose experiences have shaped our modern world.

This new book by award-winning author Kamal Al-Solaylee fills in the narrative gap by taking a global look at the common social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Brown people (such as Hispanics and South Asians) have emerged as the source of global cheap labour, while others (such as Arabs and Muslims) have come under scrutiny and suspicion for their culture and faith.

Packed with personal narratives and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years across ten countries on four continents, Brown explores a multitude of lives and stories from destinations as far apart as the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Britain, Trinidad, France, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Qatar, the United States and Canada. It contains striking research about immigration, workers' lives and conditions, and the realities of colourism, including the pursuit of a lighter shade of brown as a global status symbol. While Al-Solaylee studies the significance of brown skin for people from North Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia, he also reflects on his own identity and experiences as a brown-skinned person (from the Arab world) who has grown up with images of whiteness as the only indicators of desire and self-worth.

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Titre : Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)
Date de parution : octobre 2017
ISBN : 9781443453806 (1443453803)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12356617
No de produit : 2254421

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