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Archaeological Perspectives on Colonial Slavery: Placing Africa in African Diaspora Studies in the Caribbean

E. Kofi Agorsah

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines imbalances in approaches to the archaeological study of the history of slavery in Africa and the African Diaspora. It argues that the main causes of interpretive problems are a ... More


Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic

Kimberly Eison Simmons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036755
eISBN:
9780813041858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036755.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In Latin America and the Caribbean, racial issues are extremely complex and fluid, particularly the nature of “blackness.” What it means to be called “black” is still very different for an African ... More


Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Jason C. Parker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is an international history of the relations between the United States, Britain, and the West Indies during the long decolonization of the latter. It draws on archives in seven countries to ... More


Introduction

Adam Ewing

in The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter briefly presents some new perspectives on Garveyism. Though commonly recognized as one of the most important phenomena in the history of the African diaspora, observers of ... More


Race across the Atlantic … and Back: Theorizing Africa and/in the Diaspora

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings together the book's thesis on global processes of racialization with the author's two primary fields of engagement: African studies and African diaspora studies. First, it ... More


Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Tejumola Olaniyan

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Looking in detail at the works of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott, and Shange and their historical trajectories in black anti-Eurocentric discourses, the author offers a sophisticated reading of how these ... More


Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Tanisha Ford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores how and why black women in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg incorporated style and beauty culture into their activism. From the civil rights ... More


The West Indian Watershed

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes the regional landscape prior to World War II. Outlines the factors that would launch the decolonization process and shape U.S. relations with the islands: the West Indian expatriate ... More


Diaspora Dance: Courageous Performers: For Emmika of Suriname

Yvonne Daniel

in Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the foundation of Diaspora dance and its relationship to African dance and music. It first considers the importance of dance in the African Diaspora and its relation to ... More


Harlem’s Natural Soul”: Selling Black Beauty to the Diaspora in the Early 1960s

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter centers on Harlem in the early 1960s to demonstrate how young Black Nationalists helped make soul style cool for everyday black women. Focusing on the African Jazz Art Society (AJAS) and ... More


Slavery and the diaspora: Temporal and spatial articulations

Sarah Dayens

in Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Events that produce meaning, in particular when they have not been ‘resolved’, never stop ‘surviving’; in the case of the African diaspora, the past of slavery still makes sense today, as if the ... More


Conclusion: African Diaspora and Muslim Umma

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The continuing immigration of practicing Muslims into the United States and the increasing occurrences of conversion poses several challenges to the typical historical accounts of religious ... More


African Athena: New Agendas

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed ... More


Dimensions of Diaspora: Women of Color Feminism, Black Europe, and Queer Memory Discourses

Fatima El-Tayeb

in European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670154
eISBN:
9781452947242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how African activists apply the notion of African diaspora within their European minority community. The studies of African diaspora are vital in order to strengthen the African ... More


A Chill in the Tropics

Janson C. Parker

in Brother's Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332025
eISBN:
9780199868179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332025.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the arrival of the Cold War in Anglo-American-Caribbean affairs, relating how the emerging superpower conflict tempered American anticolonialism and relegated areas outside ... More


Resilient Diaspora Rituals

Yvonne Daniel

in Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the histories and connections between Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing on sacred Caribbean dance rituals. It begins with a discussion of African-derived rituals ... More


Introduction: The Newest African Americans?

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book chronicles the experiences of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last four decades. Drawing on field work and oral histories of ... More


Conceptual and Paradigmatic Utilizations and Representations of Africa

Tunde Adeleke

in The Case against Afrocentrism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732931
eISBN:
9781604732948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732931.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The prevailing and dominant images and constructions of Africa, as well as the dynamics of the ever-changing experiences of blacks over historical time and space, are reflected in how it was ... More


The Tide of Preparation

Adam Ewing

in The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how, during a period of limited political opportunities, in which African American activism was fraught with danger, Garveyites had built a massive political movement committed to ... More


Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Anissa Janine Wardi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book contributes to the fields of African American, ecocritical, and literary studies, as it offers a sustained treatise on watercourses in the African American expressive tradition. It builds ... More


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