Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-0165-2 • Paperback • August 2001 • $81.00 • (£62.00)
Sheila S Walker, PhD is a cultural anthropologist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. A professor of Anthropology, she also directed the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the African Diaspora and the World Program at Spelman College. She is the CEO of Afrodiaspora Global LLC that shares with the public information about the Global African Diaspora based on her field research and participation in intellectual and cultural events in most of Africa and its worldwide Diaspora.
Chapter 1 List of Figures
Chapter 2 Translator's Notes
Chapter 3 Orthographic and Terminological Notes
Part 4 The Africanity of Blackness and the Blackness of Whiteness in the Americas
Chapter 5 Reclaiming the Black Presence in “Mainstream Culture”
Chapter 6 Stripping the Emperor: The Africanist Presence in American Concert Dance
Chapter 7 Introduction: Are You Hip to te Jive? (Re)Writing/Righting the Pan-American Discourse
Part 8 Global Africa and the Creation of the Modern World
Chapter 9 The African Diaspora in World History and Politics
Chapter 10 The Slave Trade and the Making of the New World
Chapter 11 Africans and Economic Development in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850
Part 12 African Pasts/Pan-American Presents
Chapter 13 Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Transamerican Intellectual
Chapter 14 Same Boat, Different Stops: An African Atlantic Culinary Journey
Chapter 15 Roots and Branches: Historical Patterns in African Diasporan Artifacts
Chapter 16 The West Indian Carnival: International Dimensions
Chapter 17 The Study of New York's African Burial Ground: Biocultural and Engaged
Chapter 18 It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing: Relationships between African and African American Music
Chapter 19 Candombe, African Nations, and the Africanity of Uruguay
Chapter 20 “Catching Sense” and the Meaning of Belonging on a South Carolina Sea Island
Part 22 Re(Dis)Covered Histories, Recreated Nations, Reconstituted Communities—Then and Now
Part 22 African Diasporan Presences, Resistance, and Ways of Knowing
Chapter 24 New African Diasporic Communities in the United States: Community-Centered Approaches to Research and Presentation
Chapter 24 Demystifying Africa's Absence in Venezuelan History and Culture
Chapter 25 African Concepts and Practice of the Nation and their Implications in the Modern World
Chapter 27 Ìfaradà/Ìfarigà: Black Resistance and Achievement in Brazil
Chapter 28 Quilombos and Rebellions in Brazil
Chapter 29 Stories and Images of Our People: Propositions for a Future
Chapter 30 Embodied Knowledge: Articulate Movement of African American Dance Performance
Chapter 33 The Afro Populations of America's Southern Cone: Organization, Development, and Culture in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay
As cultural leaders and artists from African Diasporan societies are finally allowed to speak for themselves, adding their perspectives to those of internationally known scholars, Walker gives her readers a rich array of fresh voices in an anthology certain to redefine contemporary understandings of the African Diaspora. The new data and new theoretical perspectives offer readers a forward-looking vantage point from which to assess and understand the Americas.
— Gloria Harper Dickinson, president, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
This is an exciting and imaginative volume, as Sheila Walker has succeeded in stimulating an insightful and provocative conversation among scholars and cultural leaders from all over the African Diaspora, uniquely informed by both recent research as well as lived experience. Topics both historical and contemporary, from Burial Ground to Carnival, are often explored through the lens of multidisciplinarity, bringing the African Diaspora into much sharper focus. A splendid and much-needed contribution.
— Michael A. Gomez, New York University
These essays make us 'hip to the jive' while revealing dimensions of the African Americas—exhilarating in their importance.
— Choice Reviews
This is a highly recommended text for its ability to provoke a productive dialogue of enormous interest to scholars and non-academics alike.
— Ethnic and Racial Studies
This book not only breaks 'new ground,' but lays the foundations for a new and more open consideration of the full impact of the African experience within the Americas.
— J. Michael Turner, Hunter College, CUNY