Mixed-Race Superman

Will Harris

£6.00

Ollie says:

The debut title from Hackney’s Peninsula Press, and it’s a total knockout. Via the seemingly unlikely pairing of Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves, Harris’ essay explores the forms of heroism embodied by both figures as a means of examining and embracing mixed-race masculine identity. The political and theoretical are seamlessly interwoven with examinations of popular culture and Harris’ personal history and experiences to become an intimate and profound meditation on identity and the ways in which it can be reconfigured as a form of resistance.

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Mixed-Race Superman is a reflection on the lives of two very different supermen: Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves. In an era where a man endorsed by the Klu Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Will Harris argues that the mixed-race background of each gave them a shapelessness that was a form of resistance. Drawing on his own personal experience and examining the way that these two men have been embedded in our collective consciousness, Harris asks what they can teach us about race and heroism.

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Weight0.092 kg
Dimensions16.4 × 11.2 × 1 cm
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