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“More Royalist than the Queen”: Eisenhower/Dulles Policy toward Africa

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

To contextualize the changes that Kennedy brought to US foreign policy toward Africa, the first chapter reviews the African policies of his predecessor Dwight D. Eisenhower. The ... More


Kennedy, Sékou Touré, and the Success of Personal Diplomacy

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Chapter three focuses on Kennedy’s relationship with Ahmed Sékou Touré of Guinea. Kennedy’s relationship with Touré was his first, and arguably most successful, attempt at using personal diplomacy ... More


A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226453576
eISBN:
9780226453743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453743.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

For the last twenty years, the West African nation of Guinea has exhibited all of the conditions that have led to civil wars in other countries, and Guineans themselves regularly talk about the ... More


Who’s Afraid of Post-Soul Satire?: Touré’s “Black Widow” Trilogy in <i>The Portable Promised Land</i>

Bertram D. Ashe

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an analysis of Touré’s fiction in light of his later non-fiction Work that addresses racial authenticity. In Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, Touré explores the fluid ... More


Touré, Ecstatic Consumption, and <i>Soul City</i>: Satire and the Problem of Monoculture

Linda Furgerson Selzer

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reads Touré’s fiction against his non-fiction in order to highlight a conceptual tension between artistic experimentation and monocultural consumption. This chapter posits that a similar ... More


Reform in Context I: Senegal (and Mali)

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces Senegal as a first regional context for the emergence of both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements of reform. It shows that neither movement of reform was monolithic but ... More


Commemorating the Nation’s Heroes in Mali’s Neoliberal Democracy

Rosa De Jorio

in Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040276
eISBN:
9780252098536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040276.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an overview of some of the most relevant state initiatives in the field of cultural heritage from 1992 to 2012. The first section provides a historical background against which ... More


Lost at Sea or Charting a New Course? Mapping the Murky Contours of Cinéma-monde in Floating Francophone Films

Michael Gott

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In order to demonstrate some of the multiple nodes that must be considered in any construction of a meaningful theory of ‘cinéma-monde’ (production, narrative, economic context; the migration of ... More


The Beautiful Fantasy: Imaginary Representations of Football in West African Cinema

Vlad Dima

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first intends to explain the socio-political importance of football in West Africa (and its connections with Europe) as made evident by filmic representations. Second, it aims to ... More


Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of “Post-Blackness”

Rone Shavers

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter offers Afro-Futurism as a method of problematizing the idea that a progressive way ahead involves the dissolution of race and erasure of racial performativity. In Who’s Afraid of ... More


E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon

Riché Richardson

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter critiques the intellectual and ideological implications of post-blackness by taking up a conversation on social media and the Trayvon Martin case. In the wake of the stalking and tragic ... More


Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas

Heather D. Russell

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter asks what counts as “black experience” by focusing on Touré’s claim that Caribbean people of African descent lack cultural understanding about and interest in the black experience in ... More


“The world is a ghetto”: Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse

Patrice Rankine

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines global contexts of blackness by focusing on hip-hop and ghettoization. It analyzes Charles Taylor’s thoughts on secularism, hip-hop, and his own institutional setting in order ... More


Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes

Houston A. Baker

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book has addressed post-Blackness and the knotty concerns of race and identity linked with post-Blackness. The chapter has attempted to demythologize post-Blackness. From its coinage more than ... More


The Awakening

Ozan O. Varol

in The Democratic Coup d'État

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190626013
eISBN:
9780190626051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626013.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

All coups, democratic and nondemocratic alike, can beget future coups. A coup shatters the illusion of civilian control of the military. As a result countries that have recently undergone a coup are ... More


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