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The pursuit of happiness : black women, diasporic dreams, and the politics of emotional transnationalism

Author: Bianca C Williams
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018. ©2018
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In The Pursuit of Happiness Bianca C. Williams traces the experiences of African American women as they travel to Jamaica, where they address the perils and disappointments of American racism by looking for intimacy, happiness, and a connection to their racial identities. Through their encounters with Jamaican online communities and their participation in trips organized by Girlfriend Tours International, the women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Williams, Bianca C., 1980-
Pursuit of happiness.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017036326
(OCoLC)1003854784
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bianca C Williams
ISBN: 9780822372134 0822372134
OCLC Number: 1003854761
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "Jamaica crawled up into my soul": black women, affect, and the promise of diaspora interlude --
More than a groove: pursuing happiness as a political project interlude --
"Giving back" to Jamaica: community and conflict while traveling with diasporic heart interlude --
Why Jamaica? Seeking the fantasy of a black paradise interlude --
Breaking (it) down: gender, emotional entanglements, and the realities of romance tourism interlude --
Navigating (virtual) Jamaica: online diasporic contact zones interlude --
From girlfriend, to sistren, to ethnographer and back: lessons learned.
Responsibility: Bianca C. Williams.

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Bianca C. Williams traces the experiences of African American women who travel to Jamaica and form affective relationships Jamaican men and women that help construct notions of diasporic belonging  Read more...

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"Breathtaking. . . . Simply reading this book felt like an act of self-care for me-a breath of fresh air." -- Erica Lorraine Williams * Anthrodendum *

 
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