Blackening Europe: The African American Presence

Blackening Europe: The African American Presence

by Paul Gilroy
     
 
Traditional Scholars have often looked at African American studies through the lens of European theories, resulting in the secondarization of the African American presence in Europe and its contributions to European culture. Blackening Europe reverses this pattern by using African American culture as the starting point for a discussion of its influences over

Overview

Traditional Scholars have often looked at African American studies through the lens of European theories, resulting in the secondarization of the African American presence in Europe and its contributions to European culture. Blackening Europe reverses this pattern by using African American culture as the starting point for a discussion of its influences over traditional European structures. Evidence of Europe's blackening abound, form French ministers of Hip-hop and British incarnations of "Shaft" to slavery memorial in the Netherlands and German youth sporting dreadlocks. Collecting essays by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic and fields as diverse as history, literature, politics, social studies, art, film and music, Blackening Europe explores the implications of these cultural hybrids and extends the growing dialogues about Europe's fascination with African America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415943994
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/2003
Series:
Crosscurrents in African American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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