Diasporic Africa: A Reader / Edition 1

Diasporic Africa: A Reader / Edition 1

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by Michael A. Gomez
     
 

ISBN-10: 081473166X

ISBN-13: 9780814731666

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

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:
1,255,580
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : diasporic Africa : a view from history1
Pt. ITransformations of the cultural and technological during slavery25
1In an ocean of blue : West African Indigo workers in the Atlantic world to 180028
2Batuque : African drumming and dance between repression and concession : Bahia, 1808-185545
3The evolution of ritual in the African diaspora : Central African Kilundu in Brazil, St. Domingue, and the United States, seventeenth-nineteenth centuries64
Pt. IIMemory and instantiations of the divine81
4Bitter herbs and a lock of hair : recollections of Africa in slave narratives of the Garrisonian era84
5Embracing the religious profession : the antebellum mission of the oblate sisters of providence105
6Finding the past, making the future : the African Hebrew Israelite community's alternative to the black diaspora123
7Spatial responses of the African diaspora in Jamaica : focus on rastafarian architecture147
Pt. IIIReconfiguring the political/contesting the conceptual171
8Blacks and slavery in Morocco : the question of the Haratin at the end of the seventeenth century177
9Race and the making of the nation : blacks in modern France200
10"[She] devoted twenty minutes condemning all other forms of government but the Soviet" : black women radicals in the Garvey movement and in the left during the 1920s219
11"Boundaries of law and disorder" : the "grand design" of Eldridge cleaver and the "overseas revolution" in Cuba251
12Writing the diaspora in black international literature "with wider hope in some more benign fluid ..." : diaspora consciousness and literary expression271
13Displacing diaspora : trafficking, African women, and transnational practices290

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