February Tool-Kit: Performative Analyses

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we offer tools to help us better understand the nature of socio-cultural as well as racialised performative practices.

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7 black composers who changed the course of classical music history (2018) by Classic FM

Atlantic freedoms: Haiti, not the US or France, was where the assertion of human rights reached its defining climax in the Age of Revolution (2016) by Laurent Dubois

The challenge to conceptualise multiplicity of multiplicities: Post-black art and its intricacies (2012) by Nana Adusei-Poku 

Diaspora (2014) by Omar Victor Diop

Return to the Dark Ages (2006) by Hannah Pool

The scariest thing about Halloween is seeing all the douchebags who think racial masquerade is okay (2014) by Michael Mark Cohen

‘Traditional’ theatre lighting and stage design discriminates against black and Asian actors, warns Shakespeare’s Globe (2018) by Patrick Sawer

We need to talk about digital blackface in reaction GIFs (2017) by Lauren Michele Jackson

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