Edited by Michael A. Gomez
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Diasporic Africa by Michael A. Gomez
Book DescriptionDiasporic Africa presents the most recent research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas, underscoring the fact that much of the movement of people of African descent took place in Old World contexts. This broader view allows for a more comprehensive approach to the study of the African diaspora. The volume provides an overview of African diaspora studies and features as a major concern a rigorous interrogation of "identity." Other primary themes include contributions to western civilization, from religion, music, and sports to agricultural production and medicine, as well as the way in which our understanding of the African diaspora fits into larger studies of transnational phenomena.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814731666
(5830mm x 3895mm x 21mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael A. Gomez
Black Crescent, Paperback (April 2005)
This book, first published in 2005, is a social history of the experiences of African Muslims and their descendants throughout the Americas.
Reversing Sail, Paperback (December 2004)
This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora.
Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Michael A. Gomez
A full history of Bundu, a Muslim state which developed a uniquely pragmatic outlook.
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Author Biography - Michael A. Gomez
Michael Gomez is professor of history and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University. He is the author of Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South.
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