Dialogues of Dispersal
Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas
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Dialogues of Dispersal by Sandra Gunning
Book DescriptionFrom Brazil to Germany, New York to Ghana, Dialogues of Dispersal examines intersections of gender and sexuality within Afro--diasporic communities. * Considers communities in Brazil, the Caribbean, Germany, the UK, the US and West Africa, and how they overlap. * Contains innovative analyses of knowledge production, globalization, popular culture, identity, colonialism, maternalism, dress, and transnational networks. * Features interdisciplinary work by both established and emerging scholars. * Acknowledges the accomplishments and the tensions of feminist scholarship and activism. * Encourages further research by highlighting the range of electronic research materials on African diasporas available on the Internet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405126816
(229mm x 154mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sandra Gunning
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Author Biography - Sandra Gunning
Sandra Gunning is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Race, Rape and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature (1996) and co--editor of 'The Marrow of Tradition' (2002). Tera W. Hunter is Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of To a Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War (1997) and co--editor of African American Urban Studies: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (2004). Michele Mitchell is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of The Nation Reproduced: African Americans and the Politics of Racial Destiny after Reconstruction (2004).
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