Diasporic Africa: A Reader / Edition 1

Diasporic Africa: A Reader / Edition 1

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by Michael A. Gomez
     
 

Diasporic Africa presents the most recent research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas, underscoring

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Diasporic Africa presents the most recent research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas, underscoring the fact that much of the movement of people of African descent took place in Old World contexts. This broader view allows for a more comprehensive approach to the study of the African diaspora.

The volume provides an overview of African diaspora studies and features as a major concern a rigorous interrogation of "identity." Other primary themes include contributions to western civilization, from religion, music, and sports to agricultural production and medicine, as well as the way in which our understanding of the African diaspora fits into larger studies of transnational phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814731666
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
317
Sales rank:
886,864
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction Diasporic Africa
Michael A. Gomez
Part I Transformations of the Cultural and Technological during Slavery
1 In an Ocean of Blue
Frederick Knight
2 Batuque
João José Reis
3 The Evolution of Ritual in the African Diaspora
James H. Sweet
Part II Memory and Instantiations of the Divine
4 Bitter Herbs and a Lock of Hair
Jermaine O. Archer
5 Embracing the Religious Profession
Diane Batts Morrow
6 Finding the Past, Making the Future
Fran Markowitz
7 Spatial Responses of the African Diaspora in Jamaica
Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis
Part III Recon?guring the Political/Contesting the Conceptual
8 Blacks and Slavery in Morocco
Chouki El Hamel
9 Race and the Making of the Nation
Tyler Stovall
10 “[She] devoted twenty minutes condemning all other forms of
government but the Soviet”
Erik S. McDu?e
11 “Boundaries of Law and Disorder”
Rose C. Thevenin
12 Writing the Diaspora in Black International Literature “With Wider Hope in Some More Benign Fluid . . .”
Wendy W.Walters
13 Displacing Diaspora
Asale Angel-Ajani
About the Contributors
Index

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