Black or Right

Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics

by Louis M. Maraj

2022 CCCC Outstanding Book Award, Monograph

2022 National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Studies Division Outstanding Book Award

Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics explores notions of Blackness in white institutional—particularly educational—spaces. In it, Louis M. Maraj theorizes how Black identity operates with/against ideas of difference in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. Centering Blackness in frameworks for antiracist agency through interdisciplinary Black feminist lenses, Black or Right asks how those racially signifying “diversity” in US higher education (and beyond) make meaning in the everyday.


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    Utah State University Press
  • publisher place
    Logan, Utah
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  • rights holder
    University Press of Colorado