The volume “Decolonize the City!” focuses on the everyday life of migrants and people of color and their struggles in the postcolonial city.
“Decolonize the City! sees itself as a necessary intervention in the German-language debate on the ‘European city’. The authors call for an urban decolonization and, from a perspective critical of racism and solidarity, ask about the everyday life and struggles of postcolonial migrants and people of color in the city.”(Publisher’s book description)
Central to the project is the perspective of those who are produced as racialized, gendered, and sexualized ‘others’ and who understand themselves as such – or not. “Among other things, it is about political practices of location, self-designation in the German/transnational context, or the relationship between the city and the location of racialized people and communities.” (Book description of the publisher)
The aim of the volume is, among other things, to contribute to a decolonizing production of knowledge and to expand the language archive in anti-racist struggles.
Zwischenraum Kollektiv (ed.) 2017: Decolonize the City! On the coloniality of the city. Münster: Unrast.
If you don’t have a bookstore worth supporting near you, you can also buy the book from the alternative non-profit online bookstore links-lesen.de, which supports political projects with the profits. The link to the book can be found here.