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 Appropriating Jewish History by the African Diaspora, Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the theories of Afrocentrism that provided the theoretical basis for Africans to appropriate the Jewish history. By trying to restore the primacy of African influence in the ... More


The Case against Afrocentrism

Tunde Adeleke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732931
eISBN:
9781604732948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732931.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Postcolonial discourses on African Diaspora history and relations have traditionally focused intensely on highlighting the common experiences and links between black Africans and African Americans. ... More


Introduction

Tejumola Olaniyan

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Social ties are not established by culture, but through “an identity of passion.” With an extensive analysis of the transcontinental “passions”—referring to the encompassing compliance to ... More


Religion and the Politics of Diaspora in an Era of Postcolonial Multiculturalism

Keith E. McNeal

in Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The central question in this chapter is why each of the study's focal traditions has experienced such different political fates in the postcolonial era: Afrocentric embracing of Shango versus an ... More


God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Andrea C. Abrams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Blackness, as a concept, is extremely fluid: it can refer to cultural and ethnic identity, socio-political status, an aesthetic and embodied way of being, a social and political consciousness, or a ... More


New World Circuits

in The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how West African art traders adjusted their commercial practices to North American economic realities. Thirty years ago very few traders came to North America; they sold much ... More


Black Apollo?: Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, volume iii, and Why Race Still Matters

Patrice D. Rankine

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a discussion of Martin Bernal's third volume of Black Athena, published in 2006, with a view toward Bernal's continued relevance in a changing social, political, and ... More


Egyptian Athena, African Egypt, Egyptian Africa: Martin Bernal and Contemporary African Historical Thought

Stephen Howe

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Black Athena's first volume consists mainly of an extended historiographical discussion, placing its author's arguments within – and against – a complex history of European intellectual engagement ... More


‘Lay in Egypt's lap each borrowed crown’: Gerald Massey and Late‐Victorian Afrocentrism

Brian H. Murray

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

In A Book of Beginnings (1881) the English poet and radical Gerald Massey (1828‐1907) combined the findings of evolutionary biology with his own comparative study of language and myth to argue that ... More


The Benediction: Ashe Ashe Ashe O

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter summarizes the study's key findings and presents some final thoughts. The Afrocentrism practiced at the First Afrikan Presbyterian Church employs essentialist constructions of ... More


Food and Environment at an African American Church

Amanda J. Baugh

in God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 focuses on a Faith in Place bible study on food and faith held at an African American church. This bible study was one of Veronica Kyle’s first sustained recruitment efforts and through the ... More


On the Impossibilities of a Post-Racist America in the Obama Era

Karanja Keita Carroll

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460216
eISBN:
9781626740426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter interrogates the reality of racism and white supremacy in what some today refer to as “The Obama Era” and what others regard as evidence of a “Post-Racist America.” By utilizing an ... More


Introduction: Afrocentric Essentialism

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/9781604732931.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The term “Afrocentric essentialism” refers to the use of Africa to advance a monolithic construction of continental Africans and all blacks in Diaspora as one people with identical historical and ... More


The ‘Unread’ Homer: Derek Walcott’s Omeros and The Odyssey: A Stage Version

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers complex responses to Homer’s epics, which engage with Homer’s centrality to the Western canon, and, in a move that reflects the ‘hybridity’ Walcott acclaims as a facet of ... More


Situating the Self: Becoming Afrikan in America

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how Afrocentrism is defined and integrated into understandings of self and enacted through bodily and linguistic behaviors by the members of the First Afrikan. It describes ... More


Eve’s Positionality: Afrocentric and Womanist Ideologies

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the relationship between Afrocentrism and womanist theology. Womanist theology serves as a counterdiscourse to black liberation theologies that do not attend to the particular ... More


Africa and Black British Identity

in Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314827
eISBN:
9781846316258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316258.002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the idea of Africa as a lost homeland for diasporic black Britons and the attempts to reconnect with the continent. Pan-Africanist political ideals originated in the twentieth ... More


African American Psychologists, the Atlantic Slave Trade and Ghana: A History of the Present

Tom McCaskie

in Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311994.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In his 2007 book The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony, Molefi Kete Asante argues that the centuries-long impact of white European and latterly American interventions in Africa, ... More


The Afro-Promethean “Science of the Stars”: Toward a New Metahistory of African Survivals

Jared Hickman

in Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Traditional African associations and an established interpretation of the Promethean theft of fire as an allegory of the historical origins of astronomy facilitated the emergence of a ... More


We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Russell Rickford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1960s and 1970s, scores of black nationalist and Pan Africanist private schools, from preschools to postsecondary institutions, appeared in urban centers across the United States. Such ... More


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