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African & American : West Africans in post-civil rights America

Author: Marilyn Halter; Violet Showers Johnson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Nation of nations: immigrant history as American history
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African & American tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the complex role of post-colonialism in the recent history of black America, Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson highlight the intricate patterns of emigrant work and family adaptation, the evolving global ties  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Halter; Violet Showers Johnson
ISBN: 0814789250 9780814789254
OCLC Number: 1285504014
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (335 pages).
Contents: Preface: griots from different shores --
Introduction: the newest African Americans? --
West Africa and West Africans: imagined communities in Africa and the diaspora --
Occupational detour: new paths to making a living --
Capturing a niche: the West African enclave economy --
Transnational ties/translocal connections: traversing nations, cities, and cultures --
More than black: resistance and rapprochement --
Young, gifted, and West African: transnational migrants growing up in America --
Conclusion: further into thetwenty-first century.
Series Title: Nation of nations: immigrant history as American history
Responsibility: Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson.

Abstract:

"African & American tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the complex role of post-colonialism in the recent history of black America, Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson highlight the intricate patterns of emigrant work and family adaptation, the evolving global ties with Africa and Europe, and the translocal connections among the West African enclaves in the United States. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, including original interviews, personal narratives, cultural and historical analysis, and documentary and demographic evidence, African & American explores issues of cultural identity formation and socioeconomic incorporation among this new West African diaspora. Bringing the experiences of those of recent African ancestry from the periphery to the center of current debates in the fields of immigration, ethnic, and African American studies, Halter and Johnson examine the impact this community has had on the changing meaning of 'African Americanness' and address the provocative question of whether West African immigrants are, indeed, becoming the newestAfrican Americans"--Provided by publisher.

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