Cultural Trauma: Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity

Cultural Trauma: Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity

by Ron Eyerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521808286

ISBN-13: 9780521808286

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory—a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people's sense of itself. Ron Eyerman offers insights into the intellectual and generational conflicts of

Overview

This book explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory—a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people's sense of itself. Ron Eyerman offers insights into the intellectual and generational conflicts of identity-formation which have a truly universal significance, and provides a new and compelling account of the birth of African-American identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808286
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Cultural trauma and collective memory; 2. Remembering and forgetting; 3. Out of Africa; 4. The black public sphere and the heritage of slavery; 5. Memory and representation; 6. Civil rights and black nationalism; References; Index.

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