Black in time: Exploring new ontologies, new dimensions, new epistemologies of the African diaspora

Michelle M. Wright*

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Abstract

This paper explores the way in which contemporary physics offers different categories of time, or temporal coordinates, that can help shed life on the "closed" epistemologies in African Diaspora Studies. Using the example of Kamari Clarke's "New Spheres of Transnational Formations: Mobilizations of Humanitarian Diasporas," this article argues that Clarke's use of what physicists refer to as "B series time" provides a broader, more inclusive epistemology for the study of the African diaspora in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalTransforming Anthropology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Diaspora
  • Time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology

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