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Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Gillian Richards-Greaves

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831156
eISBN:
9781496831200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines how African-Guyanese in New York City participate in the Come to My Kwe-Kwe ritual to facilitate rediasporization, that is, the creation of a newer diaspora from an existing one. ... More


“Where’s the Cookup Rice?”: Extracting the “African” and Reconstructing “Home” through Food

Gillian Richards-Greaves

in Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831156
eISBN:
9781496831200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how African-Guyanese-Americans police the boundaries of “Guyanese food” at Come to My Kwe-Kwe to “remember,” to articulate Blackness, and to facilitate rediasporization. It also ... More


Wipin’, Winin’, and Wukkin’: Constructing, Contesting, and Displaying Gender Values

Gillian Richards-Greaves

in Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831156
eISBN:
9781496831200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines rediasporization as a gendered process. It interrogates the ways that African-Guyanese-Americans articulate, construct, and reject Guyanese gendered values through singing, ... More


Conclusion: Wholly Fractured, Wholly Whole: Innovating “Traditions” and Reconstructing Self in Come to My Kwe-Kwe Rituals

Gillian Richards-Greaves

in Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831156
eISBN:
9781496831200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter synthesizes the arguments throughout the book to demonstrate how Come to My Kwe-Kwe has become increasingly important to the process of rediasporization in the African-Guyanese community ... More


Picking Up the Pieces

Gillian Richards-Greaves

in Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831156
eISBN:
9781496831200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter takes an innovative approach to discussing the process of diasporization and rediasporization as acts of repair and renewal. It provides a life history of the fictional character, Dia, a ... More


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