Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity
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Cultural Trauma by Ron Eyerman
Book DescriptionIn this book, Ron Eyerman explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory: a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people's sense of itself. Combining a broad narrative sweep with more detailed studies of important events and individuals, Eyerman reaches from Emancipation through the Harlem Renaissance, the Depression, the New Deal and the Second World War to the Civil Rights movement and beyond. He offers insights into the intellectual and generational conflicts of identity-formation which have a truly universal significance, as well as providing a compelling account of the birth of African-American identity. Anyone interested in questions of assimilation, multiculturalism and postcolonialism will find this book indispensable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521004374
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ron Eyerman
Cultural Sociology of Political Assassination, Hardback (November 2011)
Developing the theory of cultural trauma in regard to the shattering potential effects of political assassinations, Eyerman examines political and social life in three different national contexts: Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, and Harvey Milk in the U.S.; Theo Van Gogh in the Netherlands; and Olof Palme and Anna Lindh in Sweden
Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity, Paperback (March 2004)
Five distinguished sociologists develop an ambitious theoretical model of cultural trauma - and on this basis build a new understanding of how social groups interact with emotion to create new and binding understandings of social responsibility.
Cultural Trauma, Hardback (December 2001)
Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery.
Music and Social Movements, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Ron Eyerman
Social movements literature meets cultural theory in study of music and song of activism.
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Author Biography - Ron Eyerman
Ronald Eyerman is the holder of the Segerstedt Chair of Sociology, and a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University (1900-2000). His recent publications include Music and Social Movements (Cambridge, 1998).
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