Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora

Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora

By: Kevin A. Yelvington (editor)Paperback

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This book breaks new theoretical and methodological ground in the study of the African diaspora in the Atlantic world. Eleven leading scholars of archaeology, linguistics, and socio-cultural anthropology draw upon extensive field experiences and archival investigations of black communities in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa to challenge received paradigms in Afro-American anthropology. The contributors address colonialism, the slave trade, racism, ethnogenesis, New World nationalism, urban identity politics, the development of artworlds, musics and their publics, the emergence of new religious and ritual forms, speech genres, and contested historical representations.

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Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida


I CRITICAL HISTORIES OF AFRO-AMERICANIST ANTHROPOLOGIES - The invention of Africa in Latin America and the Caribbean: political discourse & anthropological praxis, 1920-1940 by Kevin A. Yelvington - Seaming connections: artworlds of the African diaspora by Sally Price - On the miracle of creolization by Richard Price II DIALOGUES IN PRACTICE - The 'New World' surrounds an ocean: on the live dialogue between African and African-American cultures by J. Lorand Matory - 'Important truths and extravagant puerilities': piety, subversion & the Anabaptist Church of Jamaica by John W. Pulis - 'My Mother Dem Nyus to Plan' Reis': Reflections on Gullab/Geechee Creole Communication, Connections, and the Construction of Cultural Identity by Joko Sengova - African diaspora archaeology in dialogue by Theresa A. Singleton III THE PLACE OF BLACKNESS - Collecting Puerto Ricans by Arlene Torres - Between Race and Class: African-American professional Managerial Workers in Harlem by Sabiyha Robin Prince - Understanding 'Africa' & 'Blackness' in Colombia: Music and the Politics of culture by Peter Wade IV CRITICAL HISTORIES/CRITICAL THEORIES - Commentary by Faye V. Harrison

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  • publication date: 20/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780852559789
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780852559789
  • ISBN10: 085255978X

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