Africanisms in American Culture

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Juni 2005



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. Africanisms has been explored in its broader dimensions, particularly is 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.


Introduction, Joseph E. Holloway 1. The Origins of African-American Culture, Joseph E. Holloway 2. "What Africa Has Given America": African Continuities in the North American Diaspora, Joseph E. Holloway 3. African Elements in African-American Culture, Molefi Kete Asante 4. Africanisms in African American Names in the United States, Joseph E. Holloway 5. The Case of Voodoo in New Orleans, Jessie Gaston Mulira 6. Gullah Attitudes toward Life and Death, Margaret Washington Creel 7. The Sacred World of the Gullahs, Joseph E. Holloway 8. African Religious Retentions in Florida, Robert L. Hall 9 Sacrificial Practices in Santeria, an African-Cuban Religion in the United States, George Brandon 10. Kongo influences on African American Artistic Culture, Robert Farris Thompson 11. Africanisms in African-American Music, Portia K. Maultsby 12. Africanisms and the Study of Folklore, Beverly J. Robinson 13. The African Heritage of White America, John Edward Philips 14. The African Character of African American Language: Insights from the Creole Connection, Selase W. Williams


Joseph E. Holloway, Professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Northridge, is a specialist in cross-cultural studies relating to Africa and Afro-Americana. He is a former Ford and Fulbright Scholar, and author of Liberian Diplomacy in Africa, Neither Black Nor White: The Saga of An American Family, and An Introduction to Classical African Civilizations. He is co-author (with Winifred K. Vass) of The African Heritage of American English and editor of The Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple Movement and has published widely on New World Africanisms.
EAN: 9780253217493
ISBN: 0253217490
Untertitel: Second. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 436 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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