Uncommodified Blackness

The African Male Experience in Australia and New Zealand

  • Mandisi Majavu

Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mandisi Majavu
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mandisi Majavu
    Pages 15-27
  4. Mandisi Majavu
    Pages 43-58
  5. Mandisi Majavu
    Pages 75-91
  6. Mandisi Majavu
    Pages 107-121
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 123-146

About this book


This book is a study of the lived experience of African men in Australia and New Zealand. The author employs a relational account of racism which foregrounds how the colonial shaped the contemporary, with the settler states of contemporary Australia and New Zealand having been moulded by their colonial histories. Uncommodified Blackness examines the changing racial conditions in Australia and New Zealand,  inspired by the view that as racial conditions change globally, prevailing racial modalities in these two countries must be reexamined and theory must be developed or revised as appropriate.

Students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines will find this book of interest, particularly those with an interest in refugees, immigration, race and masculinity.


refugees lived experience African studies race analysis Diaspora

Authors and affiliations

  • Mandisi Majavu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51324-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51325-6
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