Twenty years ago Rinaldo Walcott's groundbreaking study of black culture in Canada, Black Like Who?, caused such an uproar upon its publication Insomniac Press has produced a special 20th anniversary edition. With its incisive readings of hip-hop, film, literature, social unrest, sports, music and the electronic media, Walcott's book not only assesses the role of black Canadians in defining Canada, it also argues strenuously against any notion of an essentialist Canadian blackness. As erudite on the issue of American super-critic Henry Louis Gates' blindness to black Canadian realities as he is on the rap, Walcott's essays are thought-provoking and always controversial in the best sense of the word. They have added and continue to add immeasurably to public debate.
About the author
Rinaldo Walcott is an associate professor at OISE, University of Toronto. His research and teaching is in the area of black diaspora cultural studies with an emphasis on queer sexualities, masculinity and cultural politics. He is the author of Black Like Who (1997); he edited Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (2000); and the co-editor Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures (2010).
Other titles by Rinaldo Walcott
Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition
When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks
Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom
Essays On Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Black Studies
Disrupting Queer Inclusion
Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging
Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures
Exploring the Work of Clemmont E. Vontress in Clinical Practice