Author: Gay Wilentz
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Keywords: diaspora, africa, blacks, writers, women, cultures, black, binding
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 1992-05-01
List price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 0253207142
ISBN-13: 9780253207142

"Wilentz... makes convincing arguments for the connections between African and Afro-American women’s culture." -- Nellie McKay"Wilentz’s jargon-free, intelligent discussion... will appeal to students in African, African American, and women’s literature courses, as well as general readers interested in the emerging field." -- Choice"Through these works, Wilentz demonstrates the powerful transformation possible through understanding -- and embracing -- the past, even if that past includes oppression and brutalization." -- Belles LettresBinding Cultures investigates the cultural

Authors:Akinwumi Ogundiran, Toyin Falola,
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Keywords: diaspora, blacks, african, africa, atlantic, archaeology
Number of Pages: 528
Published: 2010-01-15
List price: $29.95
ISBN-10: 0253221757
ISBN-13: 9780253221759

This is the first book devoted to the archaeology of African life on both sides of the Atlantic; it highlights the importance of archaeology in completing the historical records of the Atlantic world’s Africans. Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora presents a diverse, richly textured picture of Africans’ experiences during the era of the Atlantic slave trade and offers the most comprehensive explanation of how African lives became entangled with the creation of the modern world. Through interdisciplinary approaches to material culture, the dynamics of a comparati

Author: Grey Gundaker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: signs, diaspora, center, studies, american, culture, commonwealth, african, literacies, creolization, vernacular, practice, america
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 1998-07-30
List price: $110.00
ISBN-10: 0195107691
ISBN-13: 9780195107692

Challenging monolithic approaches to culture and literacy, this book looks at the roots of African-American reading and writing from the perspective of vernacular activities and creolization. It shows that African-Americans, while readily mastering the conventions and canons of Euro-America, also drew on knowledge of their own to make an oppositional repertoire of signs and meanings. Distinct from conventional script literacy on the one hand, and oral culture on the other, these "creolized" vernacular practices include writing in charms, use of personal or nondecodable scripts, the strategic r

Authors:Miguel A. Vega, Rafael Martin-gaitero,
Keywords: traduccion, diaspora, translation, metropoli, variants, spanish, diatopic, las, variantes, diatopicas
Number of Pages: 185
Published: 2001-06-30
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 8474916089
ISBN-13: 9788474916089

Author: Ruth Mayer
Publisher: Transcript Verlag
Keywords: diaspora
Number of Pages: 194
Published: 2005-12-31
List price: unknow
ISBN-10: 3899423119
ISBN-13: 9783899423112

Author: Y Nakasone
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Keywords: diaspora, okinawan
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 2002-02-28
List price: $29.00
ISBN-10: 0824825306
ISBN-13: 9780824825300

The first Okinawan immigrants arrived in Honolulu in January 1900 to work as contract laborers on Hawai’i’s sugar plantations. Over time, Okinawans would continue migrating east to the continental U.S., Canada, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Cuba, Paraguay, New Caledonia, and the islands of Micronesia. The essays in this volume commemorate these diasporic experiences within the geopolitical context of East Asia. Using primary sources and oral history, individual contributors examine how Okinawan identity was constructed in the various countries to which Okinawans migr

Author: Wei Djao
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Keywords: diaspora, voices, chinese
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2003-09-01
List price: $22.95
ISBN-10: 0816523029
ISBN-13: 9780816523023

Twenty-two Chinese living and working outside of China--ordinary people from all walks of life--tell us something about their lives and about what it means to be Chinese in non-Chinese societies. We meet individuals who, while loyal to their countries of citizenship, continue to observe the customs of their ancestral home to varying degrees, whether performing rites in memory of ancestors, practicing fengshui, wearing jade for good luck, or giving out red packets of lucky money for New Year.
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