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Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas

Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality and African Diasporas

Sandra Gunning (Editor) , Tera Hunter (Editor) , Michele Mitchell (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-12681-6

Oct 2004, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages

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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.
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.

Notes on Contributors


  • 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.