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The Black Encounter

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter covers relations between longtime Black residents and newly arrived West African Muslims. During their settlement, African immigrants try to reconcile their Black identity with their ... More


The Problems and Paradoxes of Race

Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

in Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161075
eISBN:
9781400865901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161075.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on race, with a stress on the special position of the United States. While color-coded race is a source of stigma in Canada and Western Europe, it is a more severe barrier in the ... 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


Young, Gifted, and West African: Transnational Migrants Growing Up in America

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/9780814760581.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the success of young West African immigrants and refugees as well as the 1.5 and second generations in the United States. It begins with an overview of the “student-immigrant” ... More


More Than Black: Resistance and Rapprochement

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/9780814760581.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the contentious relationship between West African immigrants and African Americans. West Africans, like other black immigrants, have adapted and assimilated in three main ... More


Occupational Detour: New Paths to Making a Living

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/9780814760581.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the different approaches and outcomes that shape the West African immigrant employment experience in America. In particular, it analyzes the kinds of occupations performed by ... More


Transnational Ties/Translocal Connections: Traversing Nations, Cities, and Cultures

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/9780814760581.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how transnationalism emerged as a vital component of West African immigrants' everyday life in the United States. More specifically, it considers how West Africans ... More


Agency, Reciprocal Engagement, and Applied Folklore Practice: Beyond the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Diana Baird N’Diaye

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the participatory research projects African Immigrant Folklife and Will to Adorn: African American Style, Community, Identity, which provided fieldwork training that has ... More


Africa, the Cold War, and the Diaspora at Home

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores that ways in which the lives of jazz musicians intersected with global political currents: (1) the career of Paul Robeson; (2) the State Department jazz tours, which began in ... More


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

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the ... More


West Africa and West Africans: Imagined Communities in Africa and the Diaspora

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/9780814760581.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the trajectory of West African immigrants' experience in the United States by focusing on the complexities of their premigration history. It begins by tracing the precolonial ... More


Capturing a Niche: The West African Enclave Economy

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/9780814760581.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rise of a West African enclave economy in America. In particular, it considers how entrepreneurship and self-employment became the most conspicuous marker of the West ... More


Conclusion: Further into the Twenty-First Century

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/9780814760581.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book has explored the question of whether post-civil rights era immigrants from continental Africa are becoming the newest African Americans in the United States. It has shown that the ... More


Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Candis Watts Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in ... More


Introduction

Moses O. Biney

in From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786390
eISBN:
9780814789810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to illustrate the growing presence of African immigrants in the United States, the significance of religious congregations in their ... More


Radio, race, and the Television Service

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how BBC radio and its practices created possibilities for the recognition of African-Caribbean voices, as they discussed life in England years before the arrival of Windrush, ... More


From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Moses O. Biney

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786390
eISBN:
9780814789810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Upon arrival in the United States, most African immigrants are immediately subsumed under the category “black.” In the eyes of most Americans—and more so to American legal and social systems—African ... More


Le petit prince de Belleville, Maman a un amant: Immigrants and Tourists

in Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310492
eISBN:
9781846315589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315589.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Calixthe Beyala's Le petit prince de Belleville and Maman a un amant, which portrays a Malian immigrant family residing in the Parisian quartier of Belleville. It uses White's ... More


Clandestino

Hans Lucht

in Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the methodological, thematic, and theoretical aspects of the present study. It introduces the municipality of Castelvolturno, north of Naples, where the study was conducted, and ... More


The Parisian Home as a Europeanising Space

Hugh McDonnell

in Europeanising Spaces in Paris c. 1947-1962

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383025
eISBN:
9781781384060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383025.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This Chapter examines the connections between discourse about Europe and, in its broadest sense, the Parisian home. The reconfiguration of the urban space of the city in the wake of the experience of ... More


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