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Africanisms in American Culture, Second Edition : Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback) - Joseph Holloway

Africanisms in American Culture, Second Edition

Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)

By: Joseph Holloway (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th August 2005
ISBN: 9780253217493
Number Of Pages: 436

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An important work in the field of diaspora studies for the past decade, this collection has inspired scholars and others to explore a trail blazed originally by Melville J. Herskovits, the father of New World African studies. Since its original publication, the field has changed considerably. Africanism has been explored in its broader dimensions, particularly in the area of white Africanisms. Thus, the new edition has been revised and expanded. Joseph E. Holloway has written three essays for the new volume. The first uses a transnational framework to examine how African cultural survivals have changed over time and readapted to diasporic conditions while experiencing slavery, forced labor, and racial discrimination. The second essay is "Africanisms in African American Names in the United States." The third reconstructs Gullah history, citing numerous Africanisms not previously identified by others. In addition, "The African Heritage of White America" by John Phillips has been revised to take note of many more instances of African cultural survivals in white America and to present a new synthesis of approaches.

Introductionp. 1
The origins of African American culturep. 18
"What Africa has given America" : African continuities in the North American diasporap. 39
African elements in African American Englishp. 65
Africanisms in African American names in the United Statesp. 82
The case of voodoo in New Orleansp. 111
Gullah attitudes toward life and deathp. 152
The sacred world of the Gullahsp. 187
African religious retentions in Floridap. 224
Sacrificial practices in Santeria, an African Cuban religion in the United Statesp. 249
Kongo influences on African American artistic culturep. 283
Africanisms in African American musicp. 326
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ISBN: 9780253217493
ISBN-10: 0253217490
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 30th August 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised