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Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375791-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7579-1
... This chapter relates Senghor’s constitutional struggle to remake France as a federal republic to its flip side: his vision of African socialism as a way to redeem European socialism and ensure that the postimperial political form he imagined would ensure social justice for Africans. It argues...
Published: 07 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387640-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8764-0
Series: Radical Perspectives
Published: 03 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372325-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7232-5
Book Chapter

By Gary Wilder
Published: 01 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7579-1
... African socialism alienation humanism Marx religion ...
Series: The public influences of African American churches ;
Published: 25 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386254-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8625-4
Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar
Published: 05 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373261-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7326-1
... In the countryside of central Cuba, African-inspired feasts conjoin West African, Kongo, and Catholic sources in a complex musical, theatrical, and affective praise style that prizes new shapes and new fates. This is an ethnographic encounter with the problem of mutually affirmed social...
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... The introduction examines contemporary cultural formation in the African diaspora. It argues that through the transnational circulation of photographic technologies, African diasporic urban communities learn to see and assign value to the spectacle of being seen and photographed...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 03 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375319-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7531-9
.... An examination of how devotees’ perceptions of race have influenced the social history of the cult since its inception counters the temptation to regard “creolization” as a unifying harmonization, rather than a contested process. Scholars of African American religions are challenged to conduct more closely drawn...
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373308-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7330-8
... The introduction traces the journeys that helped establish Afro-Atlantic speculation as a genre and modality that opens up possibilities for Black American social life in the post-1965 moment. Beginning with the collective mind-set that began to develop among Africans aboard ships during...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... This chapter challenges and expands upon how Euro-Americans conceive how a medical system “works.” Exploring the social and political context of medicine in a West African village—how indigenous medicine is embedded within social relations and organized by social groups, how disease...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... transformation, including the abolition of U.S. and South African apartheid, as well as liberal shifts in racial and colonial social texts, including the emergence of multiculturalism and state-ordained national antiracism? What useful articulations can take shape between current forms of radical intellectual...
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375043-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7504-3
... Starting with a consideration of what a story is, and the inadequacy of a coherent narrative about necessarily chaotic lives, the introduction examines the changing history of African Americans mourning the murder and subsequently celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 23 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375524-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7552-4
... This chapter explores the ironic fact that, in the southern African societies we like to think of as liberated and postcolonial, many actively seek hierarchical and dependent relationships with well-placed others. Tracing a regional history in which social orders based on the scarcity and value...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... The introduction outlines seven themes that are treated in the book. One important theme is that the social categories that constitute the “intractable poor” (convicts, slaves, free Africans, Indians in government-organized villages, and enlisted soldiers and sailors) are interconnected...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 03 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7531-9
... who constructed her shrines. An examination of how devotees’ perceptions of race have influenced the social history of the cult since its inception counters the temptation to regard “creolization” as a unifying harmonization, rather than a contested process. Scholars of African American religions...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373186-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7318-6
... of Spanish rule but ultimately a city very different than the one that he imagined. While the European invaders envisioned a bifurcated world of Spanish and “Indians,” within decades the city also counted on a significant African population and expanding mixed-race groups. Indians refused to remain...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... of the global south. In Abya Yala the current conjuncture is not an undertaking based in government, academia, or sectors of the white-mestizio Left, but instead is communicated in the persistent practices and struggles of indigenous and African-origin communities and social movements. These practices...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... This chapter extends the book's key argument regarding the relationship between health inequities and health/communicative inequities. Like the "carceral apparatus" (Loïc Wacquant) that dominates the lives of U.S. working-class African Americans, officials' responses to the 1992–1993 cholera...
Series: Spin Offs
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... Soul! was a product of the 1960s when the liberal state, in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, conceived of television as a tool of recognizing and managing the social and political discontent of African Americans. And yet it could not have existed without the civil rights movement...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... is part of an interest in African American culture and its expression of race-based oppression that also appears elsewhere in his writing at this time, most notably in the novelette Bukan Pasar Malam . literary aesthetics realism Pramoedya Ananta Toer Richard Wright ...