Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora

Author: Joseph E. Harris
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 532
View: 1767
Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora collects selected essays from the First and Second African Diaspora Institutes and other essays. This revised second edition, with broader geographical scope than the first edition, places greater emphasis on historical and sociopolitical analysis. New essays that examine the African experience and slavery in the Mediterranean, the black experience in Brazil, African religious retentions in Latin American countries, and essays by women that focus on the experience and contributions of African women of the diaspora address significant areas omitted in the first volume.

The African Diaspora

African Origins and New World Identities
Author: Isidore Okpewho,Carole Boyce Davies,Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214942
Category: History
Page: 566
View: 3527
The African Diaspora contributes to the debate between those who believe that the African origin of blacks in Western society is central to their identity and outlook and those who deny that proposition. Contributors include Niyi Afolabi, Adetayo Alabi, Celia M. Azevedo, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Eliana Guerreiro Ramos Bennett, LeGrace Benson, Ira Kincade Blake, Jack S. Blocker, Jr., Sharon Aneta Bryant, Michael J. C. Echeruo, Peter P. Ekeh, Patience Elabor-Idemudia, David Evans, Robert Elliot Fox, Andrea Frohne, Joseph E. Inikori, Joyce Ann Joyce, Joseph McLaren, Charles Martin, Ali A. Mazrui, Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, Nkiru Nzegwu, Isidore Okpewho, Oyekan Owomoyela, Laura J. Pires-Hester, Richard Price, Sally Price, Jean Rahier, Sandra L. Richards, Elliott P. Skinner, Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., Keith Q. Warner, Maureen Warner-Lewis, and Kimberly Welch.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Origins, Experiences, and Culture
Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097058
Category: Social Science
Page: 1110
View: 4358
The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

Black Europe and the African Diaspora

Author: Darlene Clark Hine,Stephen Small
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076575
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 8731
Multifaceted analyses of the African diaspora in Europe

The African Diaspora

A History Through Culture
Author: Patrick Manning
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231144717
Category: History
Page: 424
View: 7101
Patrick Manning follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In joining these stories, he shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shaping across the globe. Manning begins in 1400 and traces the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community. He tracks discourses on race, changes in economic circumstance, the evolving character of family life, and the growth of popular culture. He underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history and demonstrates the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity. Inclusive and far-reaching, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be fully understood without taking the African peoples and the African continent into account.

Human Rights, Race, and Resistance in Africa and the African Diaspora

Author: Toyin Falola,Cacee Hoyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134849540
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
View: 2944
Africans and their descendants have long been faced with abuse of their human rights, most frequently due to racism or racialized issues. Consequently, understanding shifting conceptualizations of race and identity is essential to understanding how people of color confronted these encounters. This book addresses these issues and their connections to social justice, discrimination, and equality movements. From colonial abuses or their legacies, black people around the world have historically encountered discrimination, and yet they do not experience injustice opaquely. The chapters in this book explore and clarify how Africans, and their descendants, struggled to achieve agency despite long histories of discrimination. Contributors draw upon a range of case studies related to resistance, and examine these in conjunction with human rights and the concept of race to provide a thorough exploration of the diasporic experience. Human Rights, Race, and Resistance in Africa and the African Diaspora will appeal to students and scholars of Ethnic and Racial Studies, African History, and Diaspora Studies.

Frenchness and the African Diaspora

Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France
Author: Charles Tshimanga,Ch. Didier Gondola,Peter J. Bloom
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253221315
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 8370
In 2005, following the death of two youths of African origin, France erupted in a wave of violent protest. More than 10,000 automobiles were burned or stoned, hundreds of public buildings were vandalized or burned to the ground, and hundreds of people were injured. Charles Tshimanga, Didier Gondola, Peter J. Bloom, and a group of international scholars seek to understand the causes and consequences of these momentous events, while examining how the concept of Frenchness has been reshaped by the African diaspora in France and the colonial legacy.

Pan Africanism in the African Diaspora

An Analysis of Modern Afrocentric Political Movements
Author: Ronald W. Walters
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814321850
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
View: 6364
Based on original materials gathered from extensive international travel, hundreds of interviews and empirical field research, thims text studies Pan-African organizations and their political activities inside black communities.

African Diaspora

A Musical Perspective
Author: Ingrid Monson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135885729
Category: Music
Page: 376
View: 7259
The African Diaspora presents musical case studies from various regions of the African diaspora, including Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe, that engage with broader interdisciplinary discussions about race, gender, politics, nationalism, and music.

Africa and the African Diaspora

Cultural Adaptation and Resistance
Author: E. Kofi Agorsah and G. Tucker Childs
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452040141
Category: History
Page: 332
View: 5879
Africa and the African Diaspora is the outcome of a symposium held atPortland State University in Portland, Oregon (February 2002), entitled “Symposium on Freedom in Black History,” designed to celebrate Black History Month. The major themes of the conference were how Africans both at home on the continent and dispersed abroad, often by forces beyond their control, reacted to oppression and subjugation in seeking freedom from slavery, colonialism, and discrimination. The volume documents the many forms that oppression has taken, the many forms that resistance has taken, and the cultural developments that have allowed Africans to adapt to the new and changing economic, social and environmental conditions to win back their freedom. Oppressive strategies as divide-and-rule could be based on any one of a number of features, such as skin color, place of origin, culture, or social or economic status. People drawn into the vortex of the Atlantic trade and funneled into the sugar fields, the swampy rice lands or the cotton, coffee or tobacco plantations of the new world and elsewhere, had no alternative but to risk their lives for freedom. The plantation provided the context for the dehumanization of disadvantaged groups subjected to exhausting work, frequent punishment and personal injustice of every kind, This book demonstrates that the history and interpretation of these struggles of the oppressed peoples to free themselves have not received proportionate attention and analysis, as have other aspects of that history.

The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean

Author: Shihan de S. Jayasuriya,Richard Pankhurst
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9780865439801
Category: History
Page: 293
View: 3914
Although much has been written about the African Diaspora in the Atlantic Ocean, the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean is virtually unrecognised. Concerned with Africans who lived south of the Sahara and were dispersed by free will or forcefully to the non-African lands in the Indian Ocean region, this book deals with a topic that has been overlooked for too long. Eight scholars researching in distinct geographical areas and with interdisciplinary expertise offer a comprehensive and informative account of the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean.

The African Diaspora

Author: Joseph E. Harris,Alusine Jalloh
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890967317
Category: History
Page: 152
View: 7745
As Africans and descendants of slaves have sought to expand an understanding of their history, focus on the African diaspora--the global dispersal of a people and their culture--has increased. African studies have assumed a prominent place in historical scholarship, and a growing number of non-African scholars has helped revise a discipline established over several decades. The six contributions in this volume were compiled as a result of the thirtieth Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture held at the University of Texas at Arlington. The contributors, nationally recognized in the field, represent a collaborative analysis of the African diaspora from African and non-African perspectives. Joseph E. Harris discusses how the African diaspora influences the economies, politics, and social dynamics of both the homeland and the host country. Alusine Jalloh reconstructs the mercantile activities of the Fula in colonial Sierra Leone. Joseph E. Inikori argues that slavery and serfdom in medieval Europe provide greater insights into precolonial Africa than do standard New World comparisons. Colin A. Palmer examines the power relationships that undergirded American slavery in order to better understand the enslaved. Douglas B. Chambers reveals the enduring influence of Africanisms in the historical development of Afro-Virginian slave culture. And Dale T. Graden looks at African slavery in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil between 1848 and 1856, focusing on the Bahian elite and their response to slave resistance.

Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora

Dublin, New Orleans, Paris
Author: Elisa Joy White
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253001153
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
View: 3882
Elisa Joy White investigates the contemporary African Diaspora communities in Dublin, New Orleans, and Paris and their role in the interrogation of modernity and social progress. Beginning with an examination of Dublin’s emergent African immigrant community, White shows how the community’s negotiation of racism, immigration status, and xenophobia exemplifies the ways in which idealist representations of global societies are contradicted by the prevalence of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflicts within them. Through the consideration of three contemporaneous events—the deportations of Nigerians from Dublin, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the uprisings in the Paris suburbs—White reveals a shared quest for social progress in the face of stark retrogressive conditions.

Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora

The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage
Author: Roswith Gerloff,Afe Adogame,Klaus Hock
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144112330X
Category: Religion
Page: 368
View: 5119
An exploration of the rapid development of African Christianity, offering an analysis and interpretation of its movements and issues.

The African Diaspora and the Disciplines

Author: Tejumola Olaniyan,James Hoke Sweet
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253354641
Category: History
Page: 363
View: 6928
Focusing on the problems and conflicts of doing African diaspora research from various disciplinary perspectives, these essays situate, describe, and reflect on the current practice of diaspora scholarship. Tejumola Olaniyan, James H. Sweet, and the international group of contributors assembled here seek to enlarge understanding of how the diaspora is conceived and explore possibilities for the future of its study. With the aim of initiating interdisciplinary dialogue on the practice of African diaspora studies, they emphasize learning from new perspectives that take advantage of intersections between disciplines. Ultimately, they advocate a fuller sense of what it means to study the African diaspora in a truly global way.

Rethinking the African Diaspora

The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil
Author: Edna G. Bay,Kristin Mann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135310661
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 4729
As a result of new research, we can now paint a more complex picture of peoples and cultures in the south Atlantic, from the earliest period of the slave trade up to the present. The nine papers in this volume indicate that a dynamic and continuous movement of peoples east as well as west across the Atlantic forged diverse and vibrant re-inventions and re-interpretations of the rich mix of cultures represented by Africans and peoples of African descent on both continents.

Development and the African diaspora

place and the politics of home
Author: Claire Mercer,Dr. Ben Page,Martin Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781842779002
Category: History
Page: 258
View: 6767
This innovative book examines the relationship between African "civil society" and "home association" networks in the diaspora. Remittances home via these networks outweigh official development assistance. Looking in particular at Cameroon and Tanzania, the authors argue that building "civil society" in Africa must be understood in tandem with the political economy of migration and wider debates concerning ethnicity and belonging. They demonstrate both that diasporic development is distinct from mainstream development, and that it is an uneven historical process in which some '"homes" are better placed to take advantage of global connections than others. In doing so, the book engages critically with the current enthusiasm among policy-makers for treating the African diaspora as an untapped resource for combating poverty.

The African Diaspora to the Bahamas

Author: Keith L. Tinker
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460205553
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 558
Current historiography on aspects of Bahamian history presents limited research on the African presence in the islands, irrespective of the fact that arguably 85% of the population of that country is represented by such persons. One primary objective of this book is to begin to more adequately address this literary ommission by presenting an initial comprehensive work on the subject. The book attempts to trace the origin of this migration by focusing on some of the primary dynamics of ethnicity within the context of the geo-politics and geo-economics of the emerging Atlantic world. It is hoped that the reader will emerge with a greater awareness of, and wider insight into Bahamian history, and, the Bahamian majority will leave with a greater sense of what it truly means to be a Bahamian....

Studies in the African Diaspora

A Memorial to James R. Hooker (1929-1976)
Author: John P. Henderson
Publisher: The Majority Press
ISBN: 9780912469256
Category: History
Page: 162
View: 7227
A memorial volume by former Ph.D. students of James R. Hooker, late Professor of African History at Michigan State University. Topics include missionaries in Africa, early nationalist politics in British West Africa and Kenya, slave drivers in the United States, the Garvey Movement in Dominica and General Motors in South Africa. John P. Henderson is Professor of Economics and Harry A. Reed is Associate Professor of History, both at Michigan State University.

Women and Religion in the African Diaspora

Knowledge, Power, and Performance
Author: R. Marie Griffith,Barbara Dianne Savage
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883699
Category: Medical
Page: 374
View: 5726
This landmark collection of newly commissioned essays explores how diverse women of African descent have practiced religion as part of the work of their ordinary and sometimes extraordinary lives. By examining women from North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Africa, the contributors identify the patterns that emerge as women, religion, and diaspora intersect, mapping fresh approaches to this emergent field of inquiry. The volume focuses on issues of history, tradition, and the authenticity of African-derived spiritual practices in a variety of contexts, including those where memories of suffering remain fresh and powerful. The contributors discuss matters of power and leadership and of religious expressions outside of institutional settings. The essays study women of Christian denominations, African and Afro-Caribbean traditions, and Islam, addressing their roles as spiritual leaders, artists and musicians, preachers, and participants in bible-study groups. This volume's transnational mixture, along with its use of creative analytical approaches, challenges existing paradigms and summons new models for studying women, religions, and diasporic shiftings across time and space.