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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


Dervishes Epicurean and Fanatical

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at Western understandings of Sufism other than those already considered (as mysticism and as esoteric universalism). It shows how these understandings developed during the ... More


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