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From: Decolonize Hipsters


In the Introduction, author Grégory Pierrot reflects on how his time in Portland inspired this book. The chapter provides a brief history of Portland and the state of Oregon, a brief introduction to what a hipster is, and introduces the main objective of this book, which is to pull back the veneer of ‘progressive’ politics of the hipster phenomenon to explore how hipsters represent both the symptoms and the engines of racial discrimination in urban centres throughout the United States and Canada.



Grégory Pierrot

Grégory Pierrot is a professor at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. He is the author of The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture, co-editor of An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions, and co-host of the Decolonize That! webcast series.