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Title African re-genesis : confronting social issues in the diaspora / edited by Jay B. Haviser and Kevin C. MacDonald
Published Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, Inc., 2010
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Contents Introduction: An African re-genesis / Jay B. Haviser and Kevin C. MacDonald -- Part I: Heritage and contemporary identities -- Contested moments: African-Americans and the commoditization of Ghana's slave castles / Brempong Osei-Tutu -- Back to Africa: Issues of hosting "Roots" tourism in West Africa / Fiona J.L. Handley -- Cognitive issues related to interpreting the African Caribbean / Jay B. Haviser
Bantu elements in Palenque (Colombia): Anthropological, archaeological, and linguistic evidence / Armin Schwegler -- Medium vessels and the Longue Dureé: The endurance of ritual ceramics and the archaeology of the African Diaspora / Kenneth G. Kelly and Neil L. Norman -- Part Iv: Slavery in Africa: Other Diasporas -- The Trans-Atlantic slave trade and local traditions of slavery in the West African Hinterlands: The Tivland example / Caleb A. Folorunso
East End maritime traders: The emergence of a Creole community on St. John, Danish West Indies / Douglas V. Armstrong -- Hawking your wares: Determining the scale of informal economy through the distribution of local coarse earthenware in eighteenth-century Jamaica / Mark W. Hauser -- African community identity at the cemetery / John P. McCarthy -- The archaeological study of the African Diaspora in Brazil: Some ethnic issues / Pedro Paulo A. Funari -- The other side of freedom: The Maroon trail in Suriname / E. Kofi Agorsah
Historiographical issues in the African Diaspora experience in the New World: Re-examining the "Slave Culture" and "Creole-Culture" theses / Joseph-Ernest Aondoffe Iyo -- Part Ii: Historical and anthropological perspectives -- Archaeology and history in the study of African-Americans / Philip D. Morgan -- Putting flesh on the bones: History-Anthropology collaboration on the New York City African Burial Ground Project / Allison Blakeley -- All the documents are destroyed!: Documenting slavery for St. Eustatius, Netherlands, Antilles / Richard Grant Gilmore Iii
Identity and the mirage of ethnicity: Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua's journey in the Americas / Paul E. Lovejoy -- Banya: A Suriname slave play that survived / G.M. Martinus-Guda -- Constructing identity through Inter-Caribbean interactions: The Curaçao-Cuban migration revisited / Rose Mary Allen -- Part Iii: Archaeology and living communities -- The Cane River African Diaspora Archaeological Project: Prospectus and initial results / Kevin C. MacDonald, David W. Morgan, and Fiona J.L. Handley
Toward an archaeology of the other African Diaspora: The slave trade and dispersed Africans in the western Indian Ocean / Jonathan R. Walz and Steven A. Brandt
Summary Ripped from motherland and family, ethnically mixed to quell the potential of uprisings, and brutalized by regimes of hard labour, the heart - the spirit - of Africa did not stop beating in the New World. Rather, it survived and has re-emerged; changed by contacts with new cultures and environments, but still part of the continuum of African tradition: an African Re-Genesis. This is the first volume in its field to emphasize the interdisciplinary temporal and geographic comparative research of Archaeology, Anthropology, History and Linguistics to allow us to form unique perspectives on broader trends in the transformation and (re- ) emergence of African Diaspora cultures. African Re-Genesis confirms that regardless of discipline, from continental Africa to Europe, the Western Hemisphere and Indian Ocean, all Diaspora research requires a relevance to modern communities and sensitivity to the interplay with contemporary cultural identities. Matters concerning race and cultural diversity, though ostensibly de-fused by the vocabulary of political correctness, remain contentious. Indeed, the topic of racial relations has become to the twenty-first century what sex was to the nineteenth century - something best not discussed in public, and better talked around than confronted directly. African Re-Genesis strikes at the nerve of urgency that the past, present and future globalization of African cultures, is a cornerstone of the entire human experience, and it thus deserves recognition as such
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Subject African diaspora.
Africans -- Foreign countries -- Social conditions.
National characteristics, African.
Social sciences.
Africa -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Haviser, Jay B.
MacDonald, Kevin C.
ISBN 1598747800 (electronic bk.)
9781598747805 (electronic bk.)