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Author Reed, Ann, 1972- author.

Title Pilgrimage tourism of diaspora Africans to Ghana / Ann Reed
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies on African and Black diaspora ; 6
Routledge studies on African and Black diaspora.
Contents Slavery heritage and the call to home : diasporan travel to Ghana -- The development of Ghana's heritage tourism -- Culture brokers at the front lines : tour guides at Cape Coast and Elmina castles interpret the slave story -- Visitors' perspectives at Cape Coast castle and Elmina castle: slave trade memoryscapes and ideoscapes -- The performance of public discourse : slavery heritage and One Africa ideoscapes produced by locals -- Foreigner or family? Ghanaian interpretations of the One Africa ideoscape -- Slavery heritage tourism, the African family, and the politics of memory
Summary Processes of globalization have led to diasporic groups longing for their homelands. One such group includes descendants from African ancestors displaced by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, who may be uncertain about their families'' exact origins. Traveling home often means visiting African sites associated with the slave trade, journeys full of expectations. The remembrance of the slave trade and pilgrimages to these heritage sites bear resemblance to other diasporic travels that center on trauma, identification, and redemption. Based on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork with both dias
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Heritage tourism -- Ghana
African Americans -- Travel -- Ghana
Slave trade -- Ghana -- History
African diaspora.
Historic buildings -- Ghana
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
African Americans -- Travel
African diaspora
Heritage tourism
Historic buildings
Slave trade
Ghana -- Description and travel
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317674993