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Mapping African America: History, Narrative Formation, and the Production of Knowledge
     

Mapping African America: History, Narrative Formation, and the Production of Knowledge

by Maria Diedrich
 
The world of African America extends throughout the northern, central, southern and insular parts of the American continent. The essays included in this volume take the creation of that world as a single object of study, tracing significant routes and contacts, building comparisons and contrasts. They thus participate in the reworking of traditional approaches to the

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The world of African America extends throughout the northern, central, southern and insular parts of the American continent. The essays included in this volume take the creation of that world as a single object of study, tracing significant routes and contacts, building comparisons and contrasts. They thus participate in the reworking of traditional approaches to the study of history, the critique of literature and culture, and the production of knowledge. All are engaged in an effort to locate the African American experience within a wider pan-African vision that links the colonial with the postcolonial, the past with the present, the African with the Western. Mapping African America sketches lines that, far from limiting our geography, extend our knowledge of the Africanist influence on and their participation in what is generally called "Western" culture. This creative challenge to traditional disciplines will not only enhance the reader's understanding of African American Studies but will also help forge links with other academic fields of inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783825833282
Publisher:
Lit Verlag
Publication date:
03/17/1999
Series:
Forecast Forum for European Contributions to African American Studies
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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