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The Resource The African diaspora : slavery, modernity, and globalization, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)

The African diaspora : slavery, modernity, and globalization, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)

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The African diaspora : slavery, modernity, and globalization
Title
The African diaspora
Title remainder
slavery, modernity, and globalization
Statement of responsibility
Toyin Falola
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The African diaspora is arguably the most important event in modern African history. From the fifteenth century to the present, millions of Africans have been dispersed--many of them forcibly, others driven by economic need or political persecution--to other continents, creating large communities with African origins living outside their native lands. The majority of these communities are in North America. This historic displacement has meant that Africans are irrevocably connected to economic and political developments in the West and globally. Among the known legacies of the diaspora are slavery, colonialism, racism, poverty, and underdevelopment, yet the ways in which these same factors worked to spur the scattering of Africans are not fully understood--by those who were part of this migration or by scholars, historians, and policymakers. In this definitive study of the diaspora in North America, Toyin Falola offers a causal history of the western dispersion of Africans and its effects on the modern world. Reengaging old and familiar debates and framing new ones that enrich the discourse surrounding Africa, Falola isolates the thread, running nearly six centuries, that connects the history of slavery, the transatlantic slave trade, and current migrations. A boon to scholars and policymakers and accessible to the general reader, the book explores diverse narratives of migration and shows that the cultures that migrated from Africa to the Americas have the capacity to unite and create a new pan-Africanist movement within the globalized world. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.--
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Falola, Toyin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African diaspora
  • Globalization
  • Africans
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Transnationalism
  • Slave trade
Label
The African diaspora : slavery, modernity, and globalization, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467988/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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Contents
Introduction: the old and the new African diaspora -- Africa and slavery in a transnational context -- The slave mutiny of 1839: the colonization of memory and spaces -- The centralization of Africa and the intellectualization of blackness -- Communalism, Africanism, and Pan-Africanism -- Atlantic Yoruba and the expanding frontiers of Yoruba culture and politics -- Politics, slavery, servitude, and the construction of Yoruba identity -- Orisa music, dance, and modernity -- Western education and Transatlantic connections -- Africa in the diaspora and the diaspora in Africa: toward an integrated body of knowledge -- Tanure Ojaide and Akin Ogundiran: knowledge circulation and the diasporic interface -- Nollywood and the creative world of Aderonke Adesola Adesanya: the African impact on global cultures -- Globalization and contemporary cultures -- Postscript: United States foreign policy on Africa in the twenty-first century
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CR9781580467988
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 418 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580467988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853238925
Label
The African diaspora : slavery, modernity, and globalization, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467988/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the old and the new African diaspora -- Africa and slavery in a transnational context -- The slave mutiny of 1839: the colonization of memory and spaces -- The centralization of Africa and the intellectualization of blackness -- Communalism, Africanism, and Pan-Africanism -- Atlantic Yoruba and the expanding frontiers of Yoruba culture and politics -- Politics, slavery, servitude, and the construction of Yoruba identity -- Orisa music, dance, and modernity -- Western education and Transatlantic connections -- Africa in the diaspora and the diaspora in Africa: toward an integrated body of knowledge -- Tanure Ojaide and Akin Ogundiran: knowledge circulation and the diasporic interface -- Nollywood and the creative world of Aderonke Adesola Adesanya: the African impact on global cultures -- Globalization and contemporary cultures -- Postscript: United States foreign policy on Africa in the twenty-first century
Control code
CR9781580467988
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 418 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580467988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853238925

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