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Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas

Sandra Gunning (Editor), Tera Hunter (Editor), Michele Mitchell (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2681-6
208 pages
October 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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From 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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    1. Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas: Sandra Gunning, Tera W. Hunter and Michele Mitchell.

    2. Gendered Agendas: The Secrets Scholars Keep about Yorùbá-Atlantic Religion: J. Lorand Matory.

    3. Cartographies of Globalisation, Technologies of Gendered Subjectivities: The Dub Poetry of Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze: Jenny Sharpe.

    4. ‘If You Can't Pronounce My Name, You Can Just Call Me Pride’: Afro-German Activism, Gender and Hip Hop: Fatima El-Tayeb.

    5. Creole Performance in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands: Rhonda Frederick.

    6. Colonial Matriarchs: Garveyism, Maternalism, and Belize's Black Cross Nurses, 1920–1952: Anne Macpherson.

    7. ‘Wearing three or four handkerchiefs around his collar, and elsewhere about him’: Slaves' Constructions of Masculinity and Ethnicity in French Colonial New Orleans: Sophie White.

    8. Diasporic Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transnational Production of Black Middle-Class Masculinity: Martin Summers.

    9. Gender in the African Diaspora: Electronic Research Materials: Patrick Manning.

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    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 '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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    • An exploration of the 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.
    See More

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