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Author Gomez, Michael A
Title Diasporic Africa : A Reader
Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2006
©2006
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Descript 1 online resource (317 pages)
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Note Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction Diasporic Africa: A View from History -- Part I Transformations of the Cultural and Technological during Slavery -- 1 In an Ocean of Blue: West African Indigo Workers in the Atlantic World to 1800 -- 2 Batuque: African Drumming and Dance between Repression and Concession: Bahia, 1808-1855 -- 3 The Evolution of Ritual in the African Diaspora: Central African Kilundu in Brazil, St. Domingue, and the United States, Seventeenth-Nineteenth Centuries -- Part II Memory and Instantiations of the Divine -- 4 Bitter Herbs and a Lock of Hair: Recollections of Africa in Slave Narratives of the Garrisonian Era -- 5 Embracing the Religious Profession: The Antebellum Mission of the Oblate Sisters of Providence -- 6 Finding the Past, Making the Future: The African Hebrew Israelite Community's Alternative to the Black Diaspora -- 7 Spatial Responses of the African Diaspora in Jamaica: Focus on Rastafarian Architecture -- Part III Reconfiguring the Political/Contesting the Conceptual -- 8 Blacks and Slavery in Morocco: The Question of the Haratin at the End of the Seventeenth Century -- 9 Race and the Making of the Nation: Blacks in Modern France -- 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 1920s -- 11 "Boundaries of Law and Disorder": The "Grand Design" of Eldridge Cleaver and the "Overseas Revolution" in Cuba -- 12 Writing the Diaspora in Black International Literature "With Wider Hope in Some More Benign Fluid . . .": Diaspora Consciousness and Literary Expression -- 13 Displacing Diaspora: Trafficking, African Women, and Transnational Practices -- About the Contributors -- Index
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
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Link Print version: Gomez, Michael A. Diasporic Africa : A Reader New York : New York University Press,c2006 9780814731666
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