“Metaphors of Color Made to Matter Through the Matter of Different Bodies”

A Call for Papers by Verge: Study in Global Asias Issue 10.1; Special Issue brown/ness(es).

Race and ethnicity are co-constitutive forms and forms of different difference in various geohistories. This includes the way these logics transform, form, transfer, and congeal. As metaphors for color, we ask about brown, yellow, red and bright as codes of difference. This prompts reflection about how race, religion and ethnicity intersect and merge into each other, challenging normative vocabularies on difference and relationship.

A book I wrote about race classification is now out of print. If this is how I write, then it’s time to quit the academy.